Influential ex-Valve writer Chet Faliszek joins Surgeon Simulator studio

To direct a "PC action co-op game".

By Jeffrey Matulef. Published 18 September 2017

Former Valve scribe Chet Faliszek, best known for his work on the Portal and Left 4 Dead games, along with the Half-Life 2 episodic expansions, has joined Bossa Studios.

Bossa is most famous for making wacky games like Surgeon Simulator and I am Bread. It's currently hard at work on the ambitious physics-based MMO Worlds Adrift, a game wherein players build airships and fly to floating islands. That one's currently available on Steam Early Access.

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Faliszek tweeted that his first order of business at Bossa would be "to direct an unannounced PC action co-op game trying to do something new in the narrative space using AI".

He then added, "this project is not VR but [I] still have some VR side projects going".

Faliszek amicably parted ways with Valve this past May after a 12-year stint at the company. He remained an advocate of Valve's focus on VR and he even made an appearance at EGX 2015 to discuss HTC Vive Steam VR.

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