Even though Valve firmly denied the company was currently developing or had plans to develop a hardware device along the lines of a Steambox, to run its Steam gaming network on. Valve has this week been busy advertising a new job position and is currently looking to recruit an Electronics Engineer.
Details of the new Electronics Engineer position reveal that it will involve “work with the hardware team to conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output, and platform hardware,”.
Which could mean that Valve’s hardware Steambox maybe in the works after all, or it could be just internal projects or the development of a gaming peripheral. As you would expect Valve has not commented on the speculation and rumours. But as more information comes to light we will keep you updated as always. The Valve blog post reads:
“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.
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.”