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Qualcomm: You Won’t Be Seeing a Project SHIELD Rival From Us


From what we can see, either you love the idea of NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD or find it to be the biggest waste of resources ever. According to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Product Manager’s recent comments, I think we know where they stand on that one.

In a recent chat with The Verge, Raj Tulluri said that these devices will find a way to come out to market on their own, which gives Qualcomm little reason to compete with their customers in the hardware-making game. In essence, he feels that they would be stealing business from themselves if they made a rival to Project SHIELD. 

I don’t need to make a box. I just need Moga to make a controller. I can’t see too much difference between that and the Project SHIELD. It seems to do everything the Tegra 4 one does!

Although, to clarify, he mentioned that mobile gaming is indeed the future, but he would rather keep to making the chips that power these future devices instead of making one themselves. “I think the market will happen, and I think our customers will make those products happen. I’ve seen a lot of different products people are building.”

Given his role at Qualcomm, Raj works on projects that are years ahead of the market’s offerings, so he is certainly in “the know” in terms of what we can see down the road with mobile gaming and devices.

Long story short, don’t expect to see Qualcomm unveil a gaming console/controller hybrid in the near future.

Via: The Verge

  • Matt

    Thats why qualcomm fails

  • Shield is a joke.

  • Mike

    Colossal waste of resources and time. Mobile gaming is good enough as it is.

    • Hunter

      This better be sarcastic. Mobile gaming could be so much better in many ways and only when companies start to devote time and resources will we see improvement.

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        Perhaps, but this is not it. Shield streams Steam games from your PC… turn off the PC and you have no game. Why bother playing on the 5 inch screen when you have your computer monitor/tv?

        You know that line from every Star Wars movie: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” Yeah, that.

        • j__h

          It also runs Android and will have all those games at its disposal.

  • Droidzilla

    I don’t get the hype behind Project Shield. It’s like a smartphone with a controller, but you can’t use it as a smartphone and you can’t detach the controller. Stupid.

    • New_Guy

      Yeah, Qualcomm has no need to try and compete as they have the entire mobile landscape to be thinking about. Their chips are on the verge of becoming king and entering this strange SHIELD landscape would be a bad/reactionary move.

  • VoiceofSky

    I’m pretty sure there are gonna be more Mobile gaming peripherals then people living in china soon..This is redic,glad Qualcomm knows this as well.. With the PS4’s announcment Immanent and the PS vita,mobile gaming still a little ways to go.. just a little unfortunately ..

  • Big_EZ

    I’d prefer current games focus on controller support, Dualshock 3 and Xbox 360 controllers coupled with a high end phones is more cost effective.

    • JoshGroff

      Assuming you already own one of the two consoles, which quite a few people do.

      • Big_EZ

        It’s still cheaper even if you don’t.

        • JoshGroff

          Oh yeah, for some reason MOGA was on my mind. >.>

  • Chris King

    that’s how i feel about it, if I want to play mobile game I use a moga and my Nexus 7. if I wanna play a computer game or a council game I will play the computer or the PlayStation. I have no use for the oyui or the project shield. My opinion of course I’m sure there’s a market for it.

    • Christopher Riner

      Totally agree. Unless the project shield comes subsidized (which isn’t going to happen) then not many people will be able to afford a whole new quad core device to game on. And even if they can afford it, why not save the money anyways on something like the moga controller, BC you’ll probably have a quad core device already anyways.

      • Chris King

        especially since moga Pro is coming out it looks just like an Xbox or PlayStation controller. on top of that you can use an HDMI out to your TV and you have a big screen experience with a controller.

        • David Narada Brown

          Thats exactly what im doing with my GNEXUS. I know its not quad core but it plays emulators very nicely and paranoid droid with tiny kernel has it moving quite fast. I grab a moga controller when they offered it for free just paid shipping. With my rooted GNEXUS it plays any game I like. Got a MHL adapter for HDMI out and so far satisfied with this setup.

          • Chris King

            Yep, I have razr and play nova 3 and mc4 on my tv all the time, or hook my nexus 7 up my sound system in my semi truck. in my opinion the Moga was the best thing to happen to mobile gaming

          • JoshGroff

            Besides the Sixaxis pair tool?

          • Chris King

            Yes that was first and i hear its great. I don’t root my phones anymore so i can’t use it. but I’m sure you can go wrong with either 1

          • JoshGroff

            I almost exclusively root my tablets for that app. My phone would be stock if not for the slow updates.

    • Brent Cooper

      Agreed. Id much rather have a controller that can utilize my current phone instead of having to buy whole new hardware. The only way I would buy mobile dedacated gaming software would br if the price were less than $100. Just my feelings though

    • New_Guy

      Totally with you. Idon’t have a 10″ tablet for nothing. And the fact that it has an HDMI-out is even more reason for me to pass. Give me the Moga controller and it’s a wrap for me.

  • ToddAwesome

    don’t want.