‘Portal 2’ Co-Writer Jay Pinkerton Back at Valve

‘Portal 2’ Co-Writer Jay Pinkerton Back at Valve

‘Portal 2’ Co-Writer Jay Pinkerton Back at Valve

Reddit user OWLverlord noticed that Pinkerton is now listed on the Valve staff page under the "Other Experts" section.

As well as Portal 2, Pinkerton wrote parts of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, as well as a lot of the ancillary stuff surrounding Valve's games, such as the TF2 comics.

Last year, several established video game writers left Valve, which was a major sign the publisher was stepping away from single-player releases.

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When Jay Pinkerton departed from Valve a year ago, many fans were anxious that we were pretty much looking at the end of the Portal franchise, since he's one of the key people that helped put together the nifty first-person puzzle solving series. Pinkerton's last day at the company was in June that year, but now it seems one year later, he's made a decision to jump back aboard. Another writer, Chet Faliszek, left in May 2017. Or will he be working on something new? Read the original story below for more details. So that's sort of good news. "Hooray! Valve's going to start shipping games again", he said.

Since Pinkerton is now listed in the "Other Experts" category and not the "Writer" category, it's not clear at this time what he'll work on during his new tenure at Valve. Variety contacted the company to find out, but it did not immediately respond.

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