We were first tipped off by something coming from Nvidia by a tweet by @MarkRein one of the co-founders of Epic Games, the maker of Unreal Engine and the Gears of War series of games as well as Unreal Tournament. His tweet, below indicates that Nvidia has something coming that has impressed him and that will impress gamers as well. Obviously, he kept his tweet vague.
After this tweet, we obviously went to Nvidia and asked them what exactly he could be talking about. Obviously, with Nvidia never commenting on future products we didn’t get much. However, we did get confirmation that it is hardware. Considering that we’ve already got SHIELD in our hands and that Nvidia already announced the Tegra Note 7" $199 tablet two days ago, there’s clearly more coming from the company by ways of hardware.
Since we can clearly tell that this isn’t a GPU, it will be interesting to see what it is exactly. Perhaps it is the rumored Steambox that might be announced on Monday? Personally, I’ve given up on all Steambox rumors and I’ll just let the damn thing happen and stop speculating about it. It would be funny for Valve to actually launch a Steambox on Monday, if they do, because it would come a few days before AMD’s big GPU launch.
Once again, we’re only speculating here, so take everything with a grain of salt. But the truth is that it sounds like Nvidia is obviously doing something new with hardware so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.