In a sentence:
Project Shield is a portable game system built on Android OS, packaged in a full size xbox’esque controller that will play Assassin’s Creed III.
Here’s the rundown:
- Enclosure looks like an old school large XBox “mark 1” controller
- 5″ multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1280×720 (720p retinal display, 294ppi pixel density)
- Running the latest flavor of Android OS (Jelly Bean at the moment) on a quad-core Tegra 4 processor
- Custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
- Quad-core A15 CPU
- Runs Valve’s Steam game service in Big Picture mode
- Can output to your TV via HDMI
- Has a micro-SD card expansion
- Can stream games and video from your PC wirelessly
- 5-10 hours of gaming and 24 hours of HD viewing from 38-watt rechargeable lithium ion batteries
The Shield is set to release in Q2 2013, but no price has been released yet.