Good for him, I assume he's gonna go off do his own thing... add his contributions where he can to other teams and then in 5-6 year's we may get to see his dream project come to life... sigh why must good things take time!!!
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)".
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.
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 I doubt there would be a Left 4 Dead 3 since valve is currently releasing the new map for Left 4 dead though I forgot what the name was...
yeah i know and for the user above Kaine852 why not both releases hahaha anyway ah whats with valve the Curse from the number 3 anyway???
@Aentikraist Half Life episode 3 before L4D 3. :)
This is so awesome! What a great choice he made. I'm anxious to see what he'll be cooking up with Valve :D
Working with Valve is what I suspect is the gaming equivalent of working at Pixar. God, that would be amazing...
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.
@Vraeth Battlefront I & II were developed by Pandemic, not Lucasarts,
@Vraeth Don't forget their great non-Star Wars titles like Grim Fandango (Gamespot's 1998 GOTY) and the Monkey Island series.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't Battlefront 1&2 developed by Pandemic?
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 there making HL3
@redluigi11 Ah, another man who shares my dream. Sometimes at night, I lay in bed, and dream of a world where Half Life 3 exists. That world may not come to light for another century...perhaps a millenia.
@mechmaster525 You dream about that too!? Man... Isn't it such a better world? So much more... wicked awesome...
@Diamondsoulz I see your a 'quantity over quality' kind of guy then.
@Diamondsoulz They are in the middle of beta for CS:GO and DOTA2.
@Diamondsoulz yeah cause they didn't make portal cause your an idiot.
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@Gelugon_baat Whatever it is, I'm sure it won't include a "3" in its title.
@TrueGB Sure! Left for Dead 3, Team Fortress 3 and Portal 3 will be coming out in no time! I don't think any other third installment of another Valve series will be coming out soon, though, but thats OK because there aren't any other Valve series what people want a thrid game for, is there?
@Gelugon_baat teehee ... I wonder.
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