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Will Warframe Be Supported On The Nvidia Shield?


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The problem here is that it was very easy to bring the game to the PS4 because its processor architecture was the same as a PC's (x86 CPU Architecture).

The Nvidia Shield uses ARM based architecture, which is very different than x86 in many ways (ARM is better suited for mobile devices because it draws less power, but it's grossly under-powered when compared to x86 architecture's processing ability).

Because of this difference in CPU architecture, there would need to be aradical redesign of the game's coding so that it could be compiled and executed on/for ARM based systems running Android (which is a whole new OS as well).

 

It runs Borderlands 2 and Assassin's Creed III. I think it'll handle Warframe just fine.

Wrong. It does not run either game on the device itself, it can only run these games through PC streaming (essentially remote-play, this can only be done over a LAN/Wi-Fi and not through the internet). If the Nvidia Shield tried to run EITHER game on its own CPU/GPU) it would cough up blood.

Short answer is: At the moment there are no plans, and you probably shouldn't get your hopes up. While the Nvidia Shield looks cool, you should save your money for something else than what's essentially a souped up android phone (minus the phone) fused with a game controller. While it's a neat proof of concept, it's severely limited.

For more reading on the Nvidia Shield and what games it can "play" you can see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Shield#PC_streaming

Also keep in mind that to stream PC games to your Nvidia Shield, you MUST have an Nvidia GTX card in your desktop.

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The problem here is that it was very easy to bring the game to the PS4 because its processor architecture was the same as a PC's (x86 CPU Architecture).The Nvidia Shield uses ARM based architecture, which is very different than x86 in many ways (ARM is better suited for mobile devices because it draws less power, but it's grossly under-powered when compared to x86 architecture's processing ability).Because of this difference in CPU architecture, there would need to be aradical redesign of the game's coding so that it could be compiled and executed on/for ARM based systems running Android (which is a whole new OS as well).Short answer is: At the moment there are no plans, and you probably shouldn't get your hopes up.

Ah, what a shame.

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