Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

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The writer of Half-Life 1 and 2 has revealed that he is no longer working at Valve after 18 years at the company.

Marc Laidlaw wrote both 1998's Half-Life and its acclaimed 2004 sequel alone, becoming lead writer for the latter title's two follow-up episodes. In response to afan emailrequesting more details on the status of long-awaited sequel and internet powder keg Half-Life 3, Laidlaw confirmed that he had left Valve for personal reasons – with his age a primary factor.

Laidlaw went on to address the fan's concerns regarding Half-Life 3 by saying that he was no longer working on Valve games in any capacity”, and therefore could not comment on the state of the franchise.

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