Chet Faliszek was as surprised as the rest of us by last year’s “Epistle 3“ synopsis reveal

Chet Faliszek was as surprised as the rest of us by last year’s “Epistle 3“ synopsis reveal

Half Life 2 writer Chet Faliszek was surprised by former colleague Marc Laidlaw’s decision to publish a synopsis for Episode 3.

Last year, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw released a cryptic post on his personal blog that appeared to be a coded, gender-swapped synopsis for the long-absent Half Life 2: Episode 3.

It appears the public weren’t the only people surprised by the out-of-the-blue reveal of the Half Life 2 finale. Portal, Left 4 Dead and Half Life episode co-writer Chet Faliszek appears to have been similarly taken aback by Laidlaw’s decision to reveal Episode 3 story details.

"I… I was surprised by it coming out,” said Faliszek, speaking to Games Radar. “I'll let Marc speak for that."

"I think one of the things when you’re working in a company [like Valve] is the realisation that there’s a whole bunch of people working on things, sometimes people would falsely equate me [as a spokesman] since I was out doing press or something and that’s BS.

"There’s a whole bunch of people working on it, and it’s their group ownership of it that keeps it going. A million people with names you don’t know, that are more instrumental on that game that made it better, funnier, more interesting. At this point, I’m a fan, and waiting to see what's going to come out of it."

Faliszek has long-since departed Valve, and joined Bossa Studios last September. Recently, he joined the advisory board for Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games.

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