|With the Playstation 4 and Xbox One launching next month, gamers have several exciting options in terms of new hardware. In this episode, the company has rolled out a software update & new Console Mode.|
Here’s what the OTA brings:
The software update lets you map touchscreen actions to the controller buttons, making it easier to play games without reaching up to swipe the toucshcreen controller and also makes it a bit easier to use the Shield with a big-screen TV as if it were a living room console machine rather than a handheld gaming device.
The Gamepad Mapper means anybody can map the touchscreen controls to the gamepad simply by dragging and dropping directly on the device. Even better, you can e-mail your mapped configuration to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it checks out, they’ll add it as a default support option.
You can set your SHIELD to automatically update and use these Gamepad Mapper configurations from the cloud. Or, if you’re particular, you’re able to set and tweak based on your liking. Right out of the gate NVIDIA is offering mapped support for over 100 games.
- Only certain apps and games can be moved to the SD Card, but this is a choice made by the developers themselves.
- Android – and by extension SHIELD – only supports FAT32 formatted SD cards.
- 64GB cards (or higher) cannot be written to but the device will read files from it if they’re already on the card.