Valve re-hires original Half Life 2 Episodes writer Erik Wolpaw

Valve re-hires original Half Life 2 Episodes writer Erik Wolpaw

The latest tidbit of news that has some fans excited is that Erik Wolpaw, writer of Half-Life Episodes One and Two, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, has returned to Valve software. 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. "Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again!"

Wolpaw originally left Valve in February 2017 and was soon followed by other Half Life writers and creators, like Marc Laidlaw, Chet Faliszek, and Jay Pinkerton.

Wolpaw was at Double Fine working on the original Psychonauts before joining Valve back in 2005. Previously, he had worked on the Half-Life 2 episodes, in addition to Portal 1 and 2 for Valve.

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This same Redditor also provided a screenshot in which they emailed the president of Valve Corporation, Gabe Newell, to ask if Erik Wolpaw has returned.

Wolpaw is most notably known as one of the co-writers for Half-Life 2 and Portal, and his return was confirmed by Shack News after discovering that he had been credited in the Valve card game Artifact.

For now, Half-Life 3 still isn't happening and there's no signs it ever will.

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