Speaking to Penny Arcade, Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve suggested that the famous game development studio might venture into hardware design and manufacturing.
Newell revealed that Valve has done "a ton of work" and experimentation on biofeedback and biometrics until they it became satisfied that they are usable and entertaining. The company then started to think about the "the best way we can get these into people's hands."
And the solution was simple: "If we have to sell hardware we will," Newell decided.
"We have no reason to believe we're any good at it," he admitted before adding that "it's more we think that we need to continue to have innovation and if the only way to get these kind of projects started is by us going and developing and selling the hardware directly then that's what we'll do. It's definitely not the first thought that crosses our mind; we'd rather hardware people that are good at manufacturing and distributing hardware do that. We think it's important enough that if that's what we end up having to do then that's what we end up having to do."