NVIDIA has just released a new update for its Android gaming console that brings several new improvements to the device. Just last October a huge update was released that allowed native 1080p output of Android games as well as 720p, 60 frames per second streaming of PC games on an HDTV.
This December the update brings in support for 1080p, 60 FPS PC Gaming Console Mode when connected over Ethernet which improves the gameplay experience. Improvements have also been made on 720p/60fps performance over Wi-Fi. Gamestream is now supporting several new titles such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Battlefield 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Here’s a list of what you will be getting with this latest December update (Software Update 65) for your NVIDIA Shield.
- Stream from your PC at up to 1080p @ 60 FPS in Console Mode when using Ethernet (via micro USB Ethernet adapter).
- Improved PC streaming quality at 720p @ 60 FPS and Wi-Fi performance.
Gamepad Mapper improvements
- New community profiles BETA feature – ability to share, browse, and rate gamepad mapping profiles.
- Ability to map gyro simulation to analog thumbsticks with new “motion sensor” feature.
- Improved right thumbstick features for first person perspective games that use touch swipes to look around.
- New “accelerated cursor” option for joystick mouse mode.
Full-screen mode updates
- Option to auto-hide status bar.
- View status bar with a swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Enable option from Settings > Display
- Now includes launcher icons for all controller and Gamepad Mapper supported Android games.
- Go to TegraZone: NVIDIA button → SHIELD Games.
- Improved right thumbstick features for first person perspective games that require the ability to look around.
- Improved cursor features for optimized navigation.
To update your NVIDIA Shield just go to Settings → About SHIELD → System updates.