Ubisoft, Epic and Meteor intrigued at console’s possibilities
Nvidia’s latest Project Shield has already gained attention and excitement from a number of different video game developers.
The portable gaming device was recently revealed at CES in Las Vegas with the company showing how it will be able to play both Android and PC titles while also giving access to any game on Google Play. The platform is a wireless receiver and controller that can stream games from a PC, accessing titles on its STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.
While no games have been announced, developers are chiming in with their thoughts. Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot said, “Ubisoft is always excited about new hardware developments, and Project Shield promises to bring both mobile and PC gamers a great new gaming experience. Seeing the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III run on the device is a great example of this, and further strengthens Ubisoft’s long-standing relationship with Nvidia.”
Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein said, “With Project Shield, Nvidia brings an uncompromising, high-performance console experience to mobile devices. Amazing games including Real Boxing and Hawken, which utilize the latest Unreal Engine technology, look fantastic on Project Shield. This is just the beginning, and we’re truly excited to see what more Unreal Engine developers will do with so much horsepower in such a compact gaming device.”
Meteor Entertainment chief production officer Bill Wagner said, “Coming from the openness of a PC platform, we love how accessible Project Shield is, and the flexibility it gives gamers everywhere. Project Shield gives us the cutting-edge ability to bring a huge free-to-play PC game like Hawken to the handheld gaming audience.”
Project Shield is not expected to ship until Q2 2013.
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