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Portal coming to NVidia Shield soon

Portal, after warping around various platforms, is now coming to NVidia’s Shield. Landing on Shield also means that Portal will be ported to Android, though since the Shield is a beefy machine; it goes without saying that in all probability devices without Tegra or something similar powering them can run the Android port of Portal.

At the GPU Technology Conference, NVidia announced that they will be teaming up with Valve to bring Portal to Shield and thus by extension to Android. The announcement didn’t detail any specific release date and neither did they say whether there will be any wider coverage of other Android devices. Perhaps this partnership between the gaming companies will move beyond just this one game and will probably bring other PC titles to the Android platform too. This could also be Valve testing the waters in the mobile segment which seems to be one of the fields many gaming companies are gradually wading into.

“NVIDIA has created a very powerful and unique device with SHIELD,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “Our companies have a strong history working together and we’re looking forward to Portal‘s arrival on SHIELD.”

Shield currently has over 300 Android games already present on it, with Portal being the first PC game, from Valve no less, to be ported to it. The Shield is a portable Android powered gaming console that is powered by Tegra 4 processor that features a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU and quad-core ARM A15 CPU. In addition the Shield comes with 5-inch LCD Tablet touch display. The Shield has Google Play preinstalled, so you get all your Android games and app ready to go. The Shield also features NVIDIA GameStream that lets you stream games from your GeForce GTX-based PC or GRID cloud Beta.

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Source: NVidia Blog

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