Train2Game news: Valve developing own “platform hardware” says job advert

Train2Game students will be aware that Valve have long been innovators when it comes to developing software, with games such as Half-Life and Portal being classed as all-time greats, while Steam revolutionised digital distribution of games.

But now it seems Valve are looking to develop their own hardware, according new job advert for an Electronics Engineer at the company.

“We’re developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen. Join our highly motivated team that’s doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms,” reads the Valve job advert.

“We’re not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here – help us invent whole new gaming experiences.”

The main duties of the role are listed as “Work with the hardware team to conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output, and platform hardware”

Earlier this year, rumours suggested Valve might be building their own PC or console system, which was dubbed by the internet as ‘Steam Box’ The rumours were denied by Valve, but could this be it?

Keep reading The Train2Game Blog for all the latest news from Valve, including our interview with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive writer Chet Faliszek, who offers some great advice to Train2Game students about getting into the industry.

What are your thoughts on Valve’s job advert? Do you think they’re looking to launch a console? If so, do you believe it can be successful?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: Engadget]