Half Life – Mitverantwortlicher Schreiber verlässt Valve

Marc Laidlaw, der die Half Life Reihe und das originale Portal mitbegründete, hat nach 18 Jahren Valve verlassen. Erste Gerüchte dazu tauchten auf Reddit auf und wurden später dann von Laidlaw bestätigt. Als Grund gab Laidlaw an sich etwas vom “kollaborativem Chaos der Spieleproduktion entfernen wolle”, er möchte sich lieber in Zukunft Schreibprojekten widmen über die er selbst die Kontrolle hat.

Hier sein offizielles Statement:

I am no longer a full or part-time Valve employee, no longer involved in day to day decisions or operations, no longer a spokesman for the company, no longer privy to most types of confidential information, no longer working on Valve games in any capacity. My nickname when I first started at Valve in 1997 was ‘old man Laidlaw.’ The little baby level designer who gave me that nickname is now older than I was then. I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production, and a return to more self-directed writing projects. I will almost certainly get back to writing more stories of my own, that’s simply my default setting. Working on games has been an amazing education, a vocation, an entire career I never expected to have.

I found a calling that didn’t even exist when I was a sprout. But it feels like the time is right to return to my roots and see where that takes me. It might take me back into games by other routes, but currently that’s not part of the plan. I’ll be exploring for a while.

Quelle: Gamasutra

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