Valve’s award-winning first-person puzzler will soon be available on Nvidia’s Shield handheld gaming device.
Nvidia’s Shield got a big boost today with the news that a version of Portal is being developed for the Android-powered handheld. Portal is hardly a new game, having originally been released in 2007 (good lord, 2007) but it won a pile of award and it’s still awfully good, and once this version is released it’ll be officially portable, too.
“Nvidia has created a very powerful and unique device with Shield,” Valve’s Doug Lombardi said. “Our companies have a strong history of working together and we’re looking forward to Portal’s arrival on Shield.”
According to a report on The Verge, the Android edition of Portal is being developed by Nvidia with Valve’s “blessing,” and while it will initially be exclusive to devices using Nvidia’s Tegra chips, it won’t actually be locked to that hardware, meaning that it could come to other Android-powered platforms at some point in the future. No release date or pricing information has been announced, but Nvidia said the game is “coming soon.”