Sometimes details about a company's future plans can be found in places you least expect it, like in a job posting at LinkedIn. The page describes the kind of candidate NVIDIA is looking for to fill a position as Senior Marketing Manager for GeForce, Gamer Loyalty & Advocacy.
NVIDIA confirms upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti card
The job posting confirms the existence of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and reveals GeForce GTX 980 Ti users will get the first spot in line for GTX 1080 Ti pre-orders or a "Step Up" program. No further details are provided so we don't know how this step up program will work. This card will likely be presented during NVIDIA's keynote at CES 2017 in January.
NVIDIA planning Club GeForce Elite monthly subscription service
The bottom section of the job listing describes the goal of the GeForce Experience tool, it lines out the current direction and it also talks about NVIDIA's plan to launch a Club GeForce Elite to generate a steady stream of cash from people loyal to the GeForce brand. This service will have a $10 a month subscription fee, in return gamers will get a rotating bundle of four free games per quarter from the GeForce Experience app store, as well as a free GeForce GRID subscription and exclusive in-game items and skins.
Here's a full copy of the section in case it disappears:
Most Recent Geforce Rewards Product/Program Description
I think of GFE Rewards as more than giveaways -- it’s a Club with exclusive benefits for GFE users.
Through the Club we can help improve our customer’s gaming experience and build a GeForce/GFE community.
Annual Benefits To All GFE Users
“Club GeForce” should provide 3 classes of rewards to GFE users:
Free full copy of exclusive Indie game (1x/year)
Free custom skin or in-game item for AAA game (1x/qtr)
Early beta access for Talos and NVIDIA 1st party content
Exclusive hardware discounts for gaming gear
Weekly Giveaways And Prizes
Free AAA game codes and In-game currency
Early beta access to AAA games
Accessories to help gamers enjoy gaming better (HMDs, SHIELDs, Keyboards, etc)
Golden tickets to gaming events (Blizzcon, PAX, etc)
Targeted Spot Prizes To Drive Sentiment, Reward Behavior, And Grow Advocates
Free game codes for users who report a confirmed bug or contribute useful feature enhancement requests
Free game codes to our most active Share and GeForce Forum users
Free game codes to users who rank most negative and most positive on our sentiment tools
980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or “Step Up” offer
Club GeForce Also Provides Benefits Outside Of GFE
Early Registration and Invitations to Club GeForce Meetups, GeForce LAN and Community Events
GeForce Forum badges and rankings based on years in the Club
As The Program Develops, We Introduce ‘Club GeForce Elite’ -- Which Has a $10/mth Fee And Gives Gamers
Rotating bundle of free games from our GFE app store (4x games per quarter)
Free GeForce PC in the cloud subscription
Exclusive skins, in-game items, and GeForce Gear