TIGER TELEMATICS AND NVIDIA COLLABORATE ON NEXT GENERATION MOBILE GAMING TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTENT
London, 21 August, 2004: Gizmondo Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc. (TGTL), announced today that the NVIDIA GoForce 3D 4500 wireless media processor (WMP) has been selected for the eagerly anticipated Gizmondo game pad. The Gizmondo will leverage the superb 3D, video and imaging capabilities of the GoForce 3D 4500 WMP to provide mobile gamers with an exceptionally immersive gaming experience.
In addition, the Gizmondo and NVIDIA collaboration reflects an industry in constant development, where synergy between leading technology suppliers, platforms and game developers is key to delivering compelling content. The two companies will provide content partners with development kits to enable the creation of next-level handheld content for the console. Gizmondo and NVIDIA plan to distribute up to 500 software development kits throughout the game developer community by the end of first half, 2005.
"The GoForce 3D 4500 is the perfect solution for Gizmondo - NVIDIA has a proven record of delivering the type of products gaming enthusiasts want and working with developers and publishers to enable rich, compelling content," said Carl Freer, Managing Director, Gizmondo Europe. "We are extremely pleased to work with NVIDIA on this project - Gizmondo's combination of gaming and multimedia capabilities is going to change the face of mobile gaming."
"Because of its innovative form-factor, impressive technical specifications and strong feature-set, Gizmondo has received a great deal of industry attention this year," said Glenn Schuster, general manager, handheld products, NVIDIA Corporation. "With the addition of the GoForce 3D 4500 hardware acceleration, Tiger Telematics is ensuring that Gizmondo users will have a no compromise gaming experience that is as compelling as what can be achieved on any other platform."
Gizmondo is scheduled for launch in the UK in the fourth quarter this year.