Main Writer of Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead leaves Valve

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Erik Wolpaw, known as one of the main writers of the saga of Half Life, has decided to abandon Valve, the company with which he has worked since 2004 collaborating on projects such as the two episodes of Half Life 2, Portal and Left 4 Dead. Does this means that Half Life 3 is still far away?


Erik Wolpaw is one of the writers who had shaped the Half-Life series in its latest incarnations. Since 2004, when he joined Valve, he has worked on Half-Life 2: Episode One, Episode Two, Portal, Left 4 Dead and other titles.

Unfortunately came the news of his escape from Valve, which will not make the lovers of the franchise happy at all. In short, the company behind Steam loses another creative talent.

The resignation of Wolpaw came about a year away from those of Laidlaw (for which you can read at the bottom) tweet, another key figure among the writers who had worked in Valve. At the moment there are no official details on the reasons that prompted Wolpaw to abandon the American company, but it is said that the former writer of Half Life has received an offer from Double Fine to work on Psychonauts 2.

A bad sign for the future of Half Life 3? What do you think about this news? Let us know about your opinion in the comment section below.