Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Chet Faliszek Parts Ways with Valve

Chet Faliszek, the Valve VR Ambassador, and writer of Half-Life 2 and Portal is leaving Valve after twelve years of association with the company

Valve is no more associated with the writers of its epic games, the Half-Life 2 and Portal. This comes with the departure of Chet Faliszek who has announced his parting ways with the company after twelve years of association with Valve.

Faliszek confirmed his departure while speaking with GI.biz, where he insisted that there were no hard feelings with the company. He also cleared that his decision was in pursuit of something new.

“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,” said Faliszek who has also served as the VR Ambassador for Valve.

There is no revelation on what his new endeavor will be, but he has promised to share the info once he comes across it.

Faliszek’s departure follows the departure of Erik Wolpaw and Marc Laidlaw, both of who have co-written the storyline for games from the Half-Life and Portal series. Laidlaw was the first to depart back in 2016, and it was followed by the departure of Wolpaw from Valve during February this year.

Faliszek has also penned the story for Left 4 Dead and Left for Dead 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He has also written for Dota 2 alongside Marc Laidlaw and Ted Kosmatka. As the VR ambassador for Valve, he has worked as a liaison for developers who wished to publish their titles on the firm’s VR tech.


Author: Akhil Unnikrishnan

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