Clint Hocking moves to Valve

Splinter Cell, Far Cry developer now working at Valve after leaving LucasArts last month.

Former LucasArts creative director Clint Hocking has moved to Valve, according to an update on his personal Twitter account.

Hocking posted a photo of his son in the Valve HQ office in Seattle today, accompanying the post with the words: "Arrival. (and Son)".

Hocking now working for Valve.

The developer left LucasArts last month, revealing he'd found new work and was in the process of relocating out of San Francisco, California. At the time, Hocking did not reveal where he would be working next.

Hocking joined LucasArts in 2010, working on multiple unannounced projects. Before that, the developer was employed at Ubisoft, where he worked on the 2002 original Splinter Cell game and its 2005 sequel, Chaos Theory, for which he served as the game's creative director.

Hocking was also creative director on 2008's Far Cry 2.

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BlackWaltz_No_3
BlackWaltz_No_3

I love his works and contributions to the gaming industry, and am very glad to see him work for the powerhouse that is Valve.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

could you put pressure on valve so they release Left for dead 3 pleaaaaaaaaaase!!!!

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

Okay...? Anyway, in other news: today in Afghanistan....

gMcR
gMcR

Good for him. Good for Valve.

AustinH147
AustinH147

This is so awesome! What a great choice he made. I'm anxious to see what he'll be cooking up with Valve :D

SwiftusMaximus
SwiftusMaximus

Great position for a talented Designer, Congrats.

vault-boy
vault-boy

Working with Valve is what I suspect is the gaming equivalent of working at Pixar. God, that would be amazing...

Vraeth
Vraeth

That's good. Maybe he was tired of working for a studio that has a horrible rate of good games.

 

Lucasarts is such a ****ing joke now. It's really sad that such a major developer that came up with such legendary titles as Tie-Fighter and Jedi-Knights (I and II) now just specializes in sucking (with the exception of Battlefront I and II, of course). They don't get credit for KotoR I and II, since those were Bioware and Obsidian efforts.

DemannameD
DemannameD

One of the last bastions of free thought in the game industry. Valve isn't subjected to the MAKE IT RAIN $$$ business model caused by greedy "investors".

Diamondsoulz
Diamondsoulz

Since Valve doesn't make games anymore......

thelolzhere
thelolzhere

Nice to hear that his moving to a good company

B-boy
B-boy

i hope he make far cry 3

andrewwittmaier
andrewwittmaier

If there's one company everyone wants to work for, Valve is that company.  

Vherion
Vherion

Congrats to him on the new position. Sounds like the holy grail of jobs to me.