Rumor has it that Samsung is looking to jump into the gaming industry. Japanese tech site SGAME is reporting that Samsung sent out a notice to all affiliate companies notifying them that they’re looking into “the game industry ‘frontier’”, and that Samsung has begun hiring video game developers for first party games.
Samsung is said to be looking to hire game designers and game directors.
Samsung has denied that they are going to make their own game hardware, but we know that if it’s really in the early stages of development there would be no point in revealing it right now.
This doesn’t necessarily mean Samsung will be releasing a console anytime soon. Perhaps the Korean electronics maker wants to make some first party games and will include some sort of gaming functionality in their Smart TV’s. That would be my best guess, first party Samsung games on Samsung smart TV’s.
Don’t expect to hear anymore about this for a while as it sounds like Samsung is just now beginning to look into the game industry. I also wouldn’t be surprised if we hear more rumors about Samsung entering the gaming industry around E3 2013.