Some would consider a job at Valve right up there in the "dream" category... unless you've been there for a very long time and well, just want to do something different. Or take a break. Or any other perfectly valid or invalid reason. For Portal 2 and Half-Life 2 penman Erik Wolpaw, he wants to get into the juice business.
A tweet from the Valve News Network showed a Facebook update where Wolpaw allegedly announces his departure (you may need to click the image to see the full post).
— Tyler McVicker (@ValveNewsNetwor) February 17, 2017
VNN assumed the "with Jay Pinkerton" part meant Pinkerton, also a writer at Valve, was leaving too, but some follow-up tweets from the man himself and Wolpaw cleared that up.
Pinkerton's still at Valve! Stop sending him concerned emails!
— Erik Wolpaw (@Wolpaw) February 17, 2017
— Jay Pinkerton (@jaypinkerton) February 17, 2017
If tweets don't do it for you, Polygon's Michael McWhertor got in touch with Wolpaw, who confirmed the news:
Reached via email, Wolpaw said of his departure from Valve, "I'm gonna move back to Cleveland and work at my niece's juice shop."
Juice? That's not Half-Life 3! Seriously though, it sounds like a great way to unwind.