Portal games co-writer Erik Wolpaw has worked on Portal 1 and Portal 2 along with a number of other popular titles such as Half Life Alyx, Left 4 Dead, Psychonauts as well as many others.
Now it seems that Wolpaw has set his sights on creating Portal 3, he recently said “We’ve gotta start Portal 3. That’s my message to… to whoever.” on the Kiwi Talkz podcast.
He also went on to say “I am not getting any younger. We are reaching the point where it’s crazy to think [that we’re] literally going to be too old to work on Portal 3, so we should just do it”.
However, he did mention that it may not be as easy as he thinks to wrap up another Portal game, even with his long history of writing for Valve under his belt.
He was questioned on the possibility of making a third game, to which he replied “Oh yeah, I would love to. I’d work on another Portal in a second, but I can’t make it happen by myself”.
He also went on to say “So there’s a lot of opportunity cost to taking 75 people and trying to get a game made. As much as it seem like Valve often [is] just a bunch of people sitting around sipping gin and tonics by a pool, everybody’s working”.
“They’re working all the time, it’s just you don’t always see the result, it doesn’t always end up coming out, or it comes out years later, it gets turned into something else. So everybody is accounted for, I guess is what I’m saying. People are all doing something.”
“So you’d almost have to take them, it’s like a revolution, and stir up a bunch of people to leave what they’re currently working on and come work on something else, in this case it would be Portal 3.”
So we could be in store for another title in the series, but it looks like fans will have to hold out on this one to see if it ever comes into fruition.
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