informa
/
Production
News

Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has rejoined Valve

The veteran scribe exited the studio in June last year, rounding off a spate of high-profile departures that included Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw and Left 4 Dead wordsmith Erik Wolpaw. 

Newsbrief: Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has returned to Valve just over a year after leaving the company. 

The veteran scribe exited the studio in June last year, rounding off a spate of high-profile departures that included Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw, virtual reality ambassador Chet Faliszek, and Portal and Left 4 Dead wordsmith Erik Wolpaw. 

As spotted by one eagle-eyed Reddit user, however, Pinkerton has returned to the fold, and is once again listed on the Valve staff page

His return has since been confirmed by Valve in an email sent to PCGamer, though the reason for his departure and eventual return are still a mystery.

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more