Nvidia is keen to show industry naysayers that it is dedicated to bolstering support for its upcoming Project Shield console
-- and it has signed up Arma
studio Bohemia to help it do so.
Bohemia revealed today that it is working on a spin-off title in its popular first-person shooter series called Arma Tactics
, with the game due for release in the second quarter of this year.
Notably, Arma Tactics
is currently exclusive to the Project Shield handheld, and the Nvidia Tegra 4 platform.
The game is a turn-based strategy title in the same vein as X-Com
and Jagged Alliance
, with randomized missions and objectives, and story-driven gameplay. Bohemia says that it will make use of both the Shield's touchscreen and gamepad controls.
It's a great sign for the Shield that Nvidia is showing this level of commitment in supporting the hardware, especially at a time when multiple other Android-based consoles like the Ouya and GameStick are due to launch soon.