In near future gaming will include cloud based services that will stream stream remote game-play directly to TVs, consoles, and portables. Nvidia is putting hands in Grid Cloud Gaming Services,which uses server farms full of Nvidia Grid equipment to play PC games remotely.
The beta program of this services was restricted to players near single data center in San Jose, is now expended to US and will be available to other countries but requires to build Local Data center.
Resolution is restricted to 720p, which is quit good as data has to be sent to local data center and in return is to be received. According to Nvidia user will be needing 10mb downloading speed for better experience. Game experience is same as PC version and controls are same.
Both Nvidia devices is capable for getting the services.Both devices Nvidia Shield Tablet and original Nvidia Shield is getting access to the Grid games via an update to the Nvidia Hub Android app.
Initially the 20-odd games were included to play for free, and Nvidia says new games will be added on a weekly basis.
The Nvidia Grid cloud gaming service serves up around 20 PC-based games for free, but only to a handful of devices. Grid does seem like it could easily scale to other Android devices or even to Windows PCs.