Will there ever be a new Half Life sequel?
We all know there have been Half Life sequel rumors floating around in the past. But it’s possible us fans of the Half Life franchise have finally had our dreams crushed.
The last writer if the Half Life video game series has officially left Valve. While this does not completely abolish the idea of a new installment, it certainly doesn’t breed confidence to a new installment.
Here’s what’s been happening
Gamers still clinging to the notion that Valve is working on a true sequel to Half-Life 2 had their hopes dashed in January 2016 when it was revealed that Marc Laidlaw was leaving after 18 years on the job. Laidlaw was largely responsible for writing the story for both Half-Life and Half-Life 2.
With him out of the picture, that theoretically left only Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw, co-writers on Half-Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two, at the helm.
As GamesIndustry.biz recalls, Wolpaw exited Valve this past February to work on Double Fine Productions’ Psychonauts 2. Now, we’re hearing that Faliszek has also parted ways with Valve.
On Tuesday, the site said Faliszek confirmed his departure after 12 years of faithful service.
Final Thoughts on This
While it doesn’t put a Half Life sequel completely off the radar, the last writer leaving certainly doesn’t help the idea. If Valve moved forward in the future with a new Half Life game, would it be the same? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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