Job Posting Reignites Rumours Of A Console From Valve
Valve is seeking an Electronics Engineer to â€œinvent whole new playing experiencesâ€.
Earlier this year we reported that Valve was rumoured to be working on a console. Now thereâ€™s yet more evidence that the corporation could be coming up with something to compete with the Xbox, Playstation and Wii U as the next generation of consoles slowly approaches on the horizon. A job posting on Valveâ€™s website reveals that they are seeking a software engineer to â€œÂ conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output, and platform hardwareâ€.
â€œFor years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences. Now weâ€™re developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happenâ€, the post reads. â€œJoin our highly motivated team thatâ€™s doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms. Weâ€™re not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here â€“ help us invent whole new gaming experiencesâ€.
Valve’s marketing director Doug Lombardi explained to KotakuÂ that Valve was unlikely to be releasing console hardware any time soon, seemingly squashing rumours of a “Steam Box”. However, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell recently told Penny Arcade, “if we have to sell hardware we will” and that “weâ€™d rather hardware people that are good at manufacturing and distributing hardware do that”, so the possibility of some kind of Valve orientated hardware isn’t completely out of the question.