A few days ago, and honestly, out of nowhere, an alleged official Twitter account of the long-dead GPU company 3dfx Interactive announced that the firm was making a comeback on August 5th. So that was four days ago, which means tomorrow, 3dfx might indeed be announcing its return after a long 20 years - provided that this is not an elaborate farce.
While this seems far-fetched probably to the majority of people as Nvidia had acquired most of the valuable IP and assets of it, the supposed official 3dfx Twitter handle today has posted yet another update claiming that it is indeed returning.
According to this new post, a San Francisco-based investment startup dubbed "Jansen Products" has claimed that it has acquired the assets of 3dfx Interactive on July 23rd this year. It has added that the 3dfx brand is now in the process of being trademarked.
While the company says it will announce its revival tomorrow, the first products apparently won't be available until winter. Speaking of products, the purported 3dfx claims that graphics cards will indeed be on its selling lists. In fact, the company will apparently start off with them and then slowly expand into a variety of products like smartphones, smart TVs, and sound systems.
Statement on the return of 3dfx. pic.twitter.com/KKsFmAxLAG— 3dfx Interactive (@3dfxofficial) August 4, 2021
With all that said, even though it does on the surface seem like more proof of 3dfx Interactive indeed being real again, there is still no hard evidence of this actually happening. An existing Jansen Products is based in Belgium and deals with building materials.
Also, it does seem slightly off that a company of such a scale as 3dfx declaring its return after 20 years wouldn't target a global event like CES 2022 for such a grand occasion, along with the fact that it is announcing its return without even trademarking the "3dfx" brand name.