If NVIDIA doesn’t incur Microsoft‘s wrath for the conspicuous resemblance its Project Shield controller holds to the latter company’s XBox controller, the product just might make it to market, where it just might change the face of mobile gaming forever.
The Android-based device runs on Android‘s Jelly Bean operating system and a Tegra 4 mobile microprocessor, which NVIDIA claims is the fastest available. All that tech powers a 5″, 720p retina display, gamespeed WiFi, and an internal speaker. If you already own a GeForce GTX-based PC, you can even sync it to your desktop to nerd out with your favorite computer games.
As for the games themselves, the growing library on Google Play includes shoot ‘em ups, boxing games, and something called Blood Sword, all of which look pretty impressive rendered on the mini-console’s screen. We’re looking forward to testing in person on our next flight to Los Angeles.
Check our NVIDIA coverage in the next couple months for more details on the pricetag and release date of Project Shield.