Tonight, NVIDIA announced a new member to their SHIELD product line. It’s called the NVIDIA SHIELD.
The NVIDIA SHIELD is a set-top box à-la Fire TV or Razer Forge but with a little more juice and content thanks the new Tegra X1 supership and NVIDIA’s game streaming service GRID. The SHIELD box runs on Android TV and is actually the first ever to support 4K. It will come with with a bluetooth remoter dubbed the SHIELD Remote which can has a mic that can be used for voice search.
NVIDIA’s CEO promised that there will be “more than 50 Android games at launch” including titles like Crysis 3, Resident Evil and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The Chip-maker is also launching the GRID game-streaming service which will follow the subscription model of Netflix and Spotify (pricing is up in the air at the moment). Spec-wise here is the list:
The NVIDIA SHIELD is set to launch in May for $199. To sweeten things up, you will get the SHIELD Controller for free ($60 value). You can sign up here to get notified when it becomes available.
My wallet is ready!