Chet Faliszek, Half-Life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead Writer, Has Left Valve
The turnaround rate within the gaming industry fluctuates rather often. While some will stick with a company until they retire, others come and go as they move on to bigger and better things. That’s where Chet Faliszek comes in. Gamers might recognize this name from such great titles as Half-Life 2, the Portal series, and the Left 4 Dead franchise. That is because Faliszek has helped write these memorable games, but he has also become a sort of public spokesperson for Valve. Well, those days are over as Chet has announced he is leaving the gaming giant to “change things up.”
I was with Valve for 12+ years, but a fan for even longer. Can't wait to play what is coming next. pic.twitter.com/FumRoP0VTS
— Chet Faliszek (@chetfaliszek) May 2, 2017
Of course, with Chet now leaving Valve, that means there are no primary writers left that worked on the Half-Life series. Unfortunately, this means that the final nail in the coffin that is the third installment has likely met the crushing blow of the hammer. It was a long-shot to begin with, but there is always hope in this day and age. Well, except for Half-Life 3… that will probably never happen now. Even if that is a bit of a heartbreaking reality that many don’t want to accept, we will have to trust that Chet will go on to make something awesome. In a message to GamesIndustry, Chet Faliszek made sure to note that his departure from Valve was nothing dramatic and that it was amicable.
[It was]Nothing exciting or drama filled,” he wrote of his departure. “I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up. There’s no news on what’s next etc, I will let you know when that happens.”
In his most recent work with Valve, Faliszek worked in developer relations for those looking to get their games on the Vive VR platform. Since he isn’t sure what is next, maybe he will stay the road of virtual reality. Maybe he will go on to create his own company. Maybe he is secretly working on Half-Life 3 in an underground bunker that only a few people have access to via retina scans, voice verification, and blood analysis. However unlikely that last one is, Don’t Feed the Gamers wishes Chet Faliszek all the best in his future endeavors!
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