So, Valve hired Doug Church.
Reasonably, you might be asking “Who is Doug Church and why the hell should I care?” Here are a few highlights from his resume, where he was a key person: “System Shock”, “Thief: The Dark Project”, and “Deus Ex”. His most recent game was “Tomb Raider: Legend”, which you might remember was the first Tomb Raider game in a while to not be utterly terrible.
Church is a quiet and retiring guy, but within the game designer community, he’s widely considered a genius and one of the best talents in PC game design. Aaaaaaand now he’s working with Valve.
What on? We don’t know. We’re going to take a wild guess and say an FPS, since that’s the bulk of his experience. We suppose there might be an FPS Valve has lying around for him to work on.
[ via the silent physicists at Rock Paper Shotgun ]