Portal 2 writer returned to Valve. Some peoples says “Half Life 3 will be announced”.
“I’ve been helping Pinkerton and Jaros and Vanaman at whatever point they require it,” he told Polygon. “It’s been busier on that front recently, yet I’m not right now a full time worker.”
Unique Story: It appears as though ex-Valve essayist Erik Wolpaw can drop the ‘ex’ prefix. Wolpaw took a shot at both Half-Life scenes and Portal 2 preceding leaving the designer in 2017, however after a spell at his old boss, Double Fine, he seems to have come back to Valve.
Wolpaw’s name was seen in the Artifact credits by Reddit client Trenchman, who at that point connected with Gabe Newell straightforwardly and, shockingly, got a reaction. As indicated by the email from Newell, Wolpaw is in fact back at Valve, however his name doesn’t show up on the Valve staff list.
2017 saw an author mass migration from Valve, with Chet Faliszek and Jay Pinkerton both leaving not long after Wolpaw. Faliszek moved to Bossa Studios, however Pinkerton rejoined Valve a year later. Half-Life and Half-Life 2 author Marc Laidlaw additionally left the engineer the earlier year.
When they left, Valve appeared to have everything except abandoned the story-driven, singleplayer diversions that they had recently composed, the last one being Portal 2, however regardless of some of them apparently returning, Valve is still particularly submerged in focused multiplayer amusements like Dota 2 and Artifact.