Portal is on its way to Android, at least as an Nvidia exclusive

by: Andrew GrushMarch 25, 2014


If you consider yourself well versed in modern gaming culture, odds are you’ve played or at the very least heard all about Portal. The FPS/puzzle game puts the player in the position of navigating through deadly experiments, opening portals and solving puzzles. Up until now, the only way to play the game was through a Mac/Windows PC, or a modern game console like the PS3 or Xbox 360. That’s about to change, thanks to a collaborative effort between Valve and Nvidia.

Taking to an official blog post, Nvidia has now announced the game is making its way over to Android, and that Nvidia will actually be the ones doing the port – with Valve’s blessing. At least initially, the game’s upcoming Android port will be exclusively for Nvidia Shield and other Tegra 4 enabled devices, though reportedly the game could eventually make its way to other Android devices as well.

There’s no word on exactly when Portal will make its big Android debut, other than it’s expected to happen sometime this year. While it’s a bit disappointing that this is a Tegra 4 exclusive, at least we’re starting to see an increasing number of high-quality PC games make their way over to Android.

  • dammit, my nexus 7 is tegra 3

    • Same – the Nexus 7 is awesome, but it isn’t Tegra 4, which makes me unable to play this awesomegatastalogical game, just like you.

      And my phone isn’t Tegra 4 either – it’s Snapdragon S1.

  • Some Dude

    Can’t see it being better or more playable than the pc version which is best enjoyed on a huge screen I personally wouldn’t want to play portal on a small device

    • my PC lags with the game and if it runs smoother, i would be more than glad to enjoy it.

  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    Fuck Nvidia. I’m not supporting Nvidia any longer. Nvidia exclusive? Fuck you. I’d shove my damn fist up the Tegra’s ass. Monopolizing only makes consumers hate the company, not encourage them to buy it. Tegra sucks up too much power anywyas.

    • renz

      well the problem is only nvidia really serious about stuff like this (porting pc/home console games to android). they actively seek and encourage developer to make games for their chip and fully take advantage of their chip capabilities. and from articles above instead of the developer the port are being done by nvidia themselves.

      • Brian Dong Min Kim