Valve Opens New Hiring Website; Points to New Games and "Top Secret" Projects in Development
While Valve continues to dominate the PC gaming landscape through Steam and its massively popular titles like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, little to nothing has come from the studio as far as new projects or titles like its long-awaited entries in popular series like Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, though it appears the company is mobilizing a bit to developing new titles in the future.
A new corporate website for Valve has appeared with a variety of positions that the company is currently hiring for across a range of departments, including everything from business positions to specific roles in Game Design, such as level designers, sound designers, writers, and even going as far as bringing on a psychology for research/experimental purposes.
Specifically, in the new website’s “About” section, Valve listed its two current projects in development, the Dota 2-inspired collectible card game Artifact and In the Valley of Gods, the upcoming narrative-focused adventure coming from developer Campo Santo, which Valve acquired just a few weeks ago.
However, in addition to those titles, Valve also made mention that the studio has “new games in the works” (which includes the previous two mentioned), but also referenced that other titles currently in development “remain top secret.”
While I wouldn’t say that we should start getting our hopes up for Half-Life 3 any time soon (if ever), the news follows suit on recent statements from Valve head Gabe Newell that the company does appear to be mobilizing again on developing new games, and hopefully this is just the first sign of things to come.