Gamers will be able to stream PC games from GeForce GTX PC to SHIELD devices.
NVIDIA is finally ready to connect the PC and portable gaming worlds with GameStream, which launches October 28. The new technology allows PC gamers with a GeForce GTX graphics card to stream games games to the portable SHIELD. NVIDIA is celebrating the launch with up to $100 off SHIELD plus free copies of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman: Arkham Origins with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards.
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang outlined the company’s vision for a connected gaming ecosystem. The technology combines the high performance of GeForce GTX graphics cards with advanced Wi-Fi technologies to deliver super-smooth, low-latency gaming on the go.
“It effectively puts the ultimate GeForce gaming experience in the palm of your hands,” said Jason Paul, technical marketing manager, NVIDIA. “With support for more than 50 top PC games, including upcoming 2013 blockbuster releases Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, there is plenty of gaming to be had. Initially, NVIDIA GameStream will be available for local PC streaming, however, longer-term, it will also support NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming services.”
NVIDIA also has the SHIELD Console Mode that will be unleashed soon. This mode transforms the SHIELD into a full gaming and entertainment console for the big screen TV. Gamers can attach SHIELD to any HDTV via HDMI, pair it with a Nyko PlayPad Pro Bluetooth controller, and sit back on their couch and play PC games with GameStream. In addition to streaming PC games, the mode allows gamers to play Android games, browse the web, and watch their favorite movies at native 1080p on the big screen.