Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has left Valve Corporation

After working for Valve Corporation for more than 10 years, last night Jay Pinkerton’s departure from the company was confirmed, with what already adding four veteran heavyweights leaving the largest gaming development company for PC.


Screenwriter Jay Pinkerton has left his job at Valve, as he has indicated on his personal Facebook profile.

For those who did not know it by name, just remember that Pinkerton was the creative writer of important games such as Portal 2, videos like “Meet the …” and the comics of Team Fortress 2.

With the departure of this scriptwriter it seems that a golden period in the development company closes, since the original developers of titles like Portal, Left 4 Dead, and the episodes of Half-Life and Dota 2 are no longer part of Valve. The other big names that have left the firm are Wolpaw, Faliszek, and Marc Laidlaw, all in less than 2 years.

Most likely these changes in Valve’s team are caused by the company’s new interests, which have bypassed their era of great narrative games, and are now more focused on expanding their Steam platform, developing more competitive games with eSports style, and to be one of the pioneers of the virtual reality sector.

Currently Valve has three great games in action: Dota 2, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2, although none of them is focused on the narrative.

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