NVIDIA Acquires TransGaming Tech To Boost Android Gaming

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 13 June 2015 at 10:38 AM EDT. 19 Comments
NVIDIA has acquired the Graphics and Portability Group (GPG) of TransGaming, the company formerly responsible for the Wine-based Cedega software along with Cedar and other porting technologies.

Cedega ended up being replaced by GameTree several years ago while TransGaming as of late has been specializing in various game portability technologies. The company also maintains SwiftShader, which they continue to advertise as the world's fastest 3D software-based renderer.

NVIDIA is acquiring TransGaming's GPG division and folding it into their NVIDIA GameWorks division. NVIDIA previously worked with TransGaming on bringing games to SHIELD Android TV. The rest of TransGaming is left unacquired to focus on GameTree and SwiftShader.

NVIDIA's interest in TransGaming GPG is certainly over their ability to easily port more games over to Android to bolster their SHEILD console and tablet gaming offerings. It will be interesting if it leads to any more Linux game releases based on TransGaming technologies or (more likely) just aimed directly at Android for their SHIELD line-up, at least until NVIDIA gets into making any of their own SteamOS devices or offering that as an option for SHIELD.

NVIDIA acquired the tech from TransGaming for $3.75 million USD. This move also marks NVIDIA's first Canada office -- in Toronto. More details via the press release.
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