NVIDIA GameStream: A Whole New Way To Game
TWIMTBP Montreal 2013, Hardware
When SHIELD launched back in July, the ability to stream PC games from your GeForce GTX PC to SHIELD was lauded by critics, even though the feature was still in BETA. Today, at our The Way Its Meant to be Played press event in Montreal, Canada, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang outlined the company's vision for a connected gaming ecosystem, and at the center of this is a new streaming technology standard called NVIDIA GameStream™.
NVIDIA GameStream, due to launch on October 28th, is NVIDIA’s advanced streaming technology, combining the high performance of GeForce GTX graphics cards with advanced Wi-Fi technologies to deliver super smooth, low latency gaming on the go. It effectively puts the ultimate GeForce GTX gaming experience in the palm of your hands. With support for over 50 top PC games, including upcoming 2013 blockbuster releases Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, there is plenty of gaming to be had. Initially, NVIDIA GameStream will be available for local PC Streaming, however, longer-term it will also support NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming services. Along with the release of GameStream comes expanded streaming support including:
- Super smooth and fast performance at 60 frames per second.
- Enhanced Wi-Fi quality of service in combination with GameStream Ready routers from leading network partners ASUS, Buffalo, D-LINK, and Netgear.
- Improved onscreen navigation and controls.
Jen-Hsun also revealed a brand new feature called “SHIELD Console Mode”, which effectively transforms your portable SHIELD into a full gaming and entertainment console for your big-screen TV. Simply attach SHIELD to your HDTV via HDMI, pair it with a Nyko PlayPad Pro Bluetooth controller, and sit back on your couch and play your PC games with GameStream. In addition to streaming PC games, Console Mode enables gamers to play Android games, browse the web, and watch their favorite movies at native 1080p on the big screen.
Starting on October 28th to celebrate the release of GameStream, NVIDIA will offer up to $100 off SHIELD, plus free copies of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Splinter Cell Blacklist with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards at participating retailers and etailers. Stay tuned for more details on resellers and system builders who will be offering the bundle.
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