Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead Writer Leaves Valve

Valve writer Chet Faliszek has left the company amicably.

Revealed by GamesIndustry.biz, Faliszek wrote of his departure: “[It was] Nothing exciting or drama filled. I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up.”

Over his 12-year Valve career, Faliszek was involved in writing both of Half-Life 2’s Episode DLC packs, both Portal games, and both Left 4 Dead games, and became a public face for the notably secretive company.

Valve has had something of a writing exodus recently – Faliszek’s writing partner Eric Wolpaw left earlier this year, while Half-Life writer Mark Laidlaw departed last year.

This latest move means that every primary writer on Valve-developed Half-Life games and DLC has now left the company – Half-Life 3 looks as distant as ever.

Faliszek has not confirmed what he’ll go on to do next, but IGN wishes him well on whatever his next move turns out to be.

Want to check out more Chet? Check out our interview where he and Eric Wolpaw dissect the storytelling of Portal 2.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he’s still sort of convinced that this is a part of the ARG. Follow him on Twitter.


This article and images was originally posted on [IGN Video Games] May 1, 2017 at 10:13PM

By Joe Skrebels





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