The listing for an ‘Electronics Engineer’, which surfaced on Valve’s website earlier this week, states that the studio is developing hardware that will “help [Valve] invent whole new gaming experiences”.
“For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences,” reads the job ad.
“Now 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.
“We’re not talking about me-too mice and gamepads here – help us invent whole new gaming experiences.”
The hardware was first rumoured back in March when it was reported that Valve was “working on a console of its own”.
Dubbed the ‘Steam Box’, sources claimed that the console would include a “Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GPU”. It is expected to be built around Valve’s digital distribution service Steam.
The rumours were debunked by marketing boss Doug Lombardi a few days later, who said that Valve was ”a long way from shipping any sort of hardware”.
Nonetheless, a console from the company seems a likely prospect given the recent job listing. Knowing Valve, though, don’t expect to hear much more anytime soon.
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