Valve hiring for 'hardware development'

Valve hiring for 'hardware development'

By Rob Crossley

April 13th 2012 at 9:56AM

Job posting suggests firm is pressing ahead with biometric tech

PC games giant Valve wants to “invent whole new gaming experiences” and is looking for people to help create new hardware, the Washington studio has confirmed.

Off the back of a wave of speculation that the studio is building its own games console – a rumour which Valve has not specifically denied – the company now appears to be increasing capacity of its hardware development division.

However, the meaning of the term ‘hardware’ in this instance is ambiguous.

Valve has undergone extensive work in biometric feedback, and has previously made clear its intentions to produce devices that measure a player’s emotional response to a game.

“For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences,” read a job posting on Valve’s official website.

“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.”