Valve fires Jeri Ellsworth, who worked on their next generation gaming hardware

Valve has surprisingly fired Jeri Ellsworth.

She worked at hardware R&D for next generation devices at the company. Valve’s Steam Box has been gaining a lot of traction, so this firing comes at an odd time.

It’s not clear what the reasons are, but she was clearly disappointed, and let out a series of tweets. Here Linkedin profile mentions that she was at Valve for 1 year and 7 months.

Maybe she didn’t meet Valve’s quality requirements or they just didn’t need her? We will keep you updated once we hear more information on this.



  • Josh

    Very surprising, Gaben must have fired her since the employee handbook says that there are no bosses and that nobody is beneath anyone else.