Portal for Android announced for debut on Nvidia Shield console

Portal for Android announced for debut on Nvidia Shield console

Portal, a first-person puzzle-based game title that features a series of puzzles solved by using a 'portal gun' to teleport the player or other objects, is now set to reach the Android platform courtesy Nvidia.

The announcement was made at the 2014 GPU Technology Conference, where Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, also announced several new graphics technologies and products, namely the Titan Z graphics card, Pascal GPU and NVLink architecture. Huang announced that the game will soon arrive on the firm's Shield portable game console. Valve will also help the firm in bringing the full port of the PC game for Android.

"Our companies have a strong history working together and we're looking forward to Portal's arrival on Shield," stated Doug Lombardi, Director of Marketing at Valve, as per The Verge.

Besides Nvidia Shield, the game will also be available to other Android devices which run on the company's Nvidia Tegra processors. One of the representatives additionally mentioned that the title would not remain locked only with Tegra chipsm and might reach larger Android platforms as well. The exact launch date of Portal for Android and the price of the game is not yet known.

In other news that will make gamers happy, Nvidia also announced a price cut and updates to the Shield gaming console. Now priced at $199, the Shield will soon receive an update to Android 4.4, as well as new GameStream features that allow remote streaming over the Internet, support for laptop GPUs, and support for Bluetooth keyboards and mice for games that don't work as well with a console-style controller.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang also debuted new and upcoming graphics technology on Tuesday including a $3,000 high-end component for PC game enthusiasts and a cloud-computing partnership with VMWare. Huang announced a new version of Nvidia's high-end Titan graphics card, its top of the line offering for die-hard PC gamers. The new Titan Z, which will sell for $2,999, boasts of two Kepler graphics processors and follows the previous Titan chip that sold for about $1,000.

At the company's annual graphics technology conference in San Jose, Huang wowed close to 3,000 attendees with souped-up chips for machine learning and a self-driving Audi, powered by an Nvidia processor, that drove onto the stage during his presentation.

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