Valve has hired Half-Life 2 writer Erik Wolpaw again after the writer left the studio in 2017. The news was confirmed through a short e-mail exchange between a fan and Valve CEO Gabe Newell that ended up on social media.
The writer worked on several iconic Valve titles, including Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Portal, Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead, before leaving the studio in 2017.
Last year former Half-Life scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw published the plot of Half-Life 2's third missing episode after leaving the studio in 2016. In his "Epistle 3" release he gave the impression he believed the last missing episode will never release.