Portal author Eric Wolpaw desires to make Portal 3

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It’s been greater than a decade since Portal 2 launched, and followers have been pining for extra puzzles to unravel ever since. Even key builders wish to see Portal 3 occur.

That contains Eric Wolpaw, one of many three key writers behind the Portal video games, who just lately appeared on the Kiwi Talkz podcast. Around the 8-minute mark, Wolpaw says that whereas he’d like to see it, his want isn’t sufficient of a pitch. “I’d work on another Portal in a second, but I can’t make it happen by myself,” he explains. “[The] problem is, with 300 employees, there’s a lot of opportunity cost to taking 75 people and trying to get a game made.” While Wolpaw “could advocate for” Portal 3, employees allocation is the primary hangup.

Wolpaw co-wrote the Portal video games with Jay Pinkerton and Chet Faliszek. Pinkerton left and returned to Valve, where he was a key author on Half-Life: Alyx, top-of-the-line VR video games on the market. Faliszek, in the meantime, left Valve to discovered Stray Bombay and lead the event of The Anacrusis, a Left 4 Dead throwback. Perhaps Faliszek’s personal group might be tapped for Portal 3 in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.

In the meantime, Portal has largely been relegated to crossovers, like Bridge Constructor Portal and Fall Guys costumes. Most just lately, a canceled Portal sequel was datamined from Aperture Desk Job, which launched alongside the Steam Deck.