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Half-Life 2 Episodes writer Erik Wolpaw is back at Valve

05 January, 2019, 04:38 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Half-Life 2 and Portal writer Erik Wolpaw has rejoined Valve almost two years after leaving the studio.

Portal 2, Half-Life 2 writer Erik Wolpaw left Valve back in 2017, but it looks like he couldn't stay away because he has left his position with Double Fine to join the PC powerhouse company once again. The likelihood of Newell responding to a random email seems low but Valve News Network, a popular YouTube channel dedicated to keeping up with all things Valve, claims to have vetted the email. Reddit user Trenchman noticed Erik Wolpaw's name appears in the credits for Artifact.


Most gamers lost hope of Half-Life 3 ever being released long ago, but the clearest sign it is never going to happen came back in May 2017 when the last of the Half-Life writers left Valve. We saw this just past year with the release of Artifact, and we have heard rumors of other games in development. However, one of the Half-Life 2 writers has now returned to work for Valve, which is sure to give new hope to those desperate for a third game in the series. Don't even get us started on another Portal, though the graphic novel did very well in regards to satiating that fan thirst.

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