Valve is bringing Portal to the Nvidia Shield: Could a general Android release be next?

Valve is bringing Portal to the Nvidia Shield: Could a general Android release be next?

Portal, the beloved first-person puzzle game released by Valve as part of The Orange Box in 2007, is coming to the Nvidia Shield.

A release date wasn’t given, but Nvidia says it’s “coming soon” and will join the hundreds of Shield-supported Android titles already available. That implies Valve is developing an official Android port, instead of simply making it available to new and existing Shield owners via PC streaming.

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“Nvdia has created a very powerful and unique device with Shield,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “Our companies have a strong history working together and we’re looking forward to Portal‘s arrival on Shield.”

The Nvidia Shield is a dedicated gaming handheld, but with this looming Portal release, we have to ask the question: Could Portal be released for all Android devices in the Google Play store? The control scheme would be rather fiddly, but many fans of Aperture Science Laboratories wouldn’t mind.

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