VALVe Creating Their Own “Next-gen Console” For “Whole New Gaming Experience”

Could VALVe score a home run with their Reportedly Steam-powered Home Console? A job listing from Valve Software’s Official Site proves that VALVe software are looking for Electronics Engineers and has plans to enter the Hardware business.

“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.”

“Work with the hardware team to conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output, and platform hardware

Requirements:

  • Hands on prototyping experience
  • Lab and measurement skills
  • System level design experience
  • Knowledge of embedded systems/microcontrollers
  • Experience with high speed serial interfaces
  • Experience with schematic entry
  • Experience with circuit simulation
  • Four years relevant experience

Recommended:

  • Board layout (analog and high speed digital)
  • Hardware Definition Languages (HDL) for FPGA and chip design
  • Power supply management
  • Thermal management
  • Design for test
  • Low frequency analog
  • RF and antennas
  • Signal integrity analysis
  • DSP
  • ARM / X86 system design
  • Manufacturing pilot runs
  • Failure analysis
  • FCC/CE/UL certification”

Could VALVe rocket jump to the Top of the food chain because of this hardware? With this and The Steam Service. We are looking ahead from a PC and Console Hybrid, Could this be it? The future of Gaming? VALVe states this is a “Whole New Gaming Experience.” We’ll see..

source: Engadget

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