A JOB POSTING at Valve has led to conjecture that the firm is working on hardware, something it has denied in the past.
Valve, a games developer behind exciting titles like Portal and Half Life, has been associated with hardware rumours for a while now, and they haven't gone away. The firm has not helped to dispel the rumours by posting a job advert for an engineer to work on hardware.
We're hiring electrical engineers/makers for our R&D dream team at Valve Software.valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_posti…— Jeri Ellsworth (@jeriellsworth) April 13, 2012
"For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences. Now we're developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen," reads the job post that lays some foundation for the rumours.
"Join our highly motivated team that's doing hardware design, prototyping, testing, and production across a wide range of platforms. We're not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here - help us invent whole new gaming experiences."
Applicants should have engineering experience, naturally, as well as skills in ARM / X86 system design and hardware definition languages for FPGA and chip design and four years experience in the field. µ