Though there’s surely many talents folks at Valve responsible for the company’s VR initiatives, over the last several years Chet Faliszek has become a front-facing evangelist and go-to spokesperson for VR at Valve. Now after 12 years with the company, Faliszek has departed.
GamesIndustry.biz confirmed Faliszek’s departure today, which he says was amicable.
“[It was] nothing exciting or drama filled,” he told the publication. “I worked there 12 years, shipped a bunch of great games and some amazing hardware and wanted to change things up. There’s no news on what’s next etc, I will let you know when that happens.”
Traveling the world to conferences promoting VR and dealing with developers & press, Faliszek was notably the face to introduce the world to the HTC Vive in a video accompanying the launch of the system. With his latest role as a respected evangelist for Valve’s VR initiatives, we hope to see him stay within the VR sector, however he’s done plenty more in his 12 years at Valve, with writing credits on Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead series and more.
GamesIndustry.biz notes that Faliszek’s departure comes not long after two other Valve writers.
Working with his long time friend Eric Wolpaw, with whom he ran hugely influential gaming site Old Man Murray, and author Mark Laidlaw, (and later Jay Pinkerton and Ted Kosmatka) Faliszek and his contemporaries defined Valve’s incredible story writing for its formative years.
Faliszek’s departure was preceded by both Wolpaw and Laidlaw, with Wolpaw leaving in February and Laidlaw departing last year. Like them, Faliszek has given no indication of what may come next […]