employee Jeri Ellsworth
has been fired from her post at the company. Ellsworth is an electrical engineer who was involved with “Hardware R&D for next generation gaming devices,” according to her LinkedIn profile
. The ins-and-outs of her duties are unknown, but previous photos of her office saw her tinkering with a prototype input device.
The reason behind the termination is unknown and Ellsworth broke the news herself on Twitter. She had been working with Valve for the past year and a half. Ellsworth is an entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer. She is best known for creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick called Commodore 30-in-1 Direct to TV, which was released in 2004.
Valve has made it clear that it plans to enter the living room market with the release of the Steam Box. Prototypes were unveiled at CES 2013 in partnership with PC hardware manufacturer Xi3, but it won’t be released this year.