Announced today at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA and Valve are teaming up to bring the critically acclaimed PC title, Portal, to SHIELD. The announcement adds another high-quality title to the library of over 300 SHIELD-supported Android games currently available and exemplifies SHIELD's strength as a truly open gaming platform.
NVIDIA also announced today, the SHIELD handheld gaming device will receive a host of new features and improvements via software update. The update, scheduled for April 2, will bring GameStream enhancements - including Notebook streaming (Beta) and Remote streaming - a new TegraZone app and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. These updates, plus a limited time price drop to $199, give gamers even more ways to play PC games on SHIELD.
Here's more info on the new features and improvements of the SHIELD:
Giving gamers even more ways to play PC games on SHIELD, new Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support lets them pair their SHIELD with an HDTV in console mode and play their favorite keyboard and mouse PC games such as World of WarCraft, Civilization V and League of Legends on their big screens.
And notebook support - also in beta - lets gamers stream to SHIELD from a GeForce GTX-powered notebook PC, including all GeForce GTX 800M, GTX 700M and select GTX 600M GPUs.
Now with official support for over 100 PC games, including spring's biggest hits such as Titanfall, GameStream provides an even more incredible way to enjoy your favorite games away from the PC.
Beyond GameStream, a new user interface on our TegraZone app lets you find games with just a touch of the NVIDIA button built into every SHIELD. And we're making it easier to play more Android games the way you want, by adding a new user interface to SHIELD's Gamepad Mapper, which lets you play thousands of games built for touch on SHIELD's console-grade controls.
Finally, SHIELD will be getting the latest version of Google's Android operating system - Android 4.4.2, also known as KitKat. The result is a quick, fluid experience that continues to give SHIELD users access to the rich ecosystem of Android games, apps and utilities.