The rumours are true; Valve is looking at getting into hardware development after being fed up by the lack of innovation in the PC hardware sector. CVG noticed a job listing for an Industrial Designer on Valve’s site lending credence to this interesting development.
Here’s what the listing said:
Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers. We’re frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we’re jumping in. Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven’t really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There’s a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked.
At this point, no one really knows what their plans are but hopefully we’ll get some sort of information in the coming weeks.