Nvidia has sent out invites to the media for an event that they will be hosting on March 3rd, 2015 at GDC (the Game Developer’s Conference) in San Francisco. We will be covering the entire GDC event as always and this includes Nvidia’s press event. While there isn’t a whole lot to go on as to what we should expect to see during the event, Nvidia is making it sound pretty big. So let us play the guessing game!
On Monday we reported on a rumor that Nvidia was looking to release the next iteration of their Shield Tablet which will most likely come with the new Tegra X1 chipset. Of course this is just a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt. However, Nvidia is due for another device release and this wouldn’t be the first time that the company announced something big at GDC. In fact Nvidia has done a fair amount of announcements at previous GDC press events so it isn’t too much of a surprise that this year they are doing one.
But what exactly is Nvidia going to announce? Well news about the Tegra X1 chipset is pretty much a given. A new Shield Tablet is also high up there on the list of possibilities. Another possible announcement would be a new Shield Portable style device. It could be none of these options and could be something completely different. Look at what Nvidia did during CES 2015. They entire time during the event was there to promote Nvidia Tegra technology in vehicles and had nothing to do with gaming. In hindsight though Nvidia may have done nothing but car related stuff at CES since they knew they would be doing this press event at GDC 2015.
Nvidia is really pumping this announcement up though. Like every other event, Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will be presenting/hosting this event as well. According to Jen-Hsun, whatever is in this announcement has been 5 years in the making.
More than 5 years in the making, what I want to share with you will redefine the future of gaming. – Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
Since a lot of the media that has been invited to this event happen to report on Android news, it is a safe bet that this has something to do with mobile gaming. We are also going to guess that it has something to do with cross-platform gaming, whether that be GRID, GameStream or something else either software or hardware related. This has been a pretty strong point of focus for Nvidia with their Shield line of devices. So has content sharing through services like TwitchTV. Micro-consoles (and full-sized Android game consoles like the OBox) are still a big thing so it could be Nvidia’s own style of Android game console.
Whatever this announcement is, it does sound pretty interesting and Nvidia is clearly excited about it. We have to admit, we are pretty excited about it as well. The event will streamed live as well for everyone to watch who can’t attend. We will have that stream available here for you to watch. In the meantime, what do you think (or hope) Nvidia’s announcement will be at GDC 2015? Let us know in the comments below!