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Co-writer of Half-Life 2 episodes returns to Valve and other news from the world

In this set of world news we inform you about the amicable settlement of the Westworld dispute between Bethesda and Behavior Interactive with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the return of the Half-Life 2 episodes scriptwriter to Valve Software.

End of the dispute between Bethesda and Behavior Interactive with Warner Bros. Entertainment

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The conflict over Westworld ended without a greater affair.

Last year, at the end of June, Bethesda sued Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros. Entertainment. They wanted a mobile game based on the Westworld film and series, which was supposed to use the source code of the popular economic strategy Fallout Shelter. The dispute lasted less than six months. On the 12th of December, the federal court received a notification (via Polygon) that the case was settled amicably. The details of the agreement are not known. The only thing we know is that both parties will bear their own costs, and Bethesda withdrew its claims with the proviso that the company would no longer have any issues towards the other enterprises.

Erik Wolpaw returns to Valve

Last summer Jay Pinkerton returned to Valve, the person responsible for the scenarios of Portal 2 and the Left 4 Dead. It seems, however, that he is not the only one who decided to hire the giant from Bellevue again. As one of Reddit's users noticed, Erik Wolpaw, the co-creator of dialogues for the Portal series, as well as both episodes of Half-Life 2, who left the corporation in 2017, was on the Artifact card payroll. This fact was confirmed both by Gabe Newell himself and Tyler McVicker, the head of Valve News Network.

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Erik Wolpaw (right) has much merit for Valve.

It is not yet known whether the return of these two artists to Valve is a preparation for the return of one of the older brands. However, this does not change the fact that this type of information arouses hopes in players who still believe that they will see Half-Life 3 one day…

New RAGE 2 gameplay

There is a new gameplay from RAGE 2 on Quake ChampionsPRO YouTube channel, the 2010 sequel to the id Software shooter, made by Avalanche studios. It lasts less than fourteen minutes and is commented by the creators. It is full of explosions and crazy shooting. You can take a closer look at the new mechanics called Overdrive. It can be activated after a sufficient number of eliminations and it significantly increases the hero's skills.

RAGE 2 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 14. On computers, the title will most likely be available only on the Bethesda.net platform.

Leaks about new operators in Rainbow Six: Siege

In the ReserEra forum, a user hiding under the nickname Komora, citing from a source within the industry, has published leaks concerning new operators who will appear in the first season of the fourth year of network shooter Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. According to him, Ubisoft is preparing heroes from Australia - Gridlock using a device called a red web tracker for alerting nearby enemies and Mozzie the defender who will be able to take control of enemy drones. In addition, the Canal map is expected to be changed.

Revelations about Australian cinematographers are confirmed by the screen thrown on Reddit. Although it is not of the highest quality, it presents the appearance of potentially upcoming characters.

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More operators in the Rainbow Six: Siege are likely to come from Australia. / Source: Reddit

Of course, until we receive an official announcement, it is difficult to take this information for granted. However, we should not wait too long for their confirmation or denial. The first season of the fourth year of support should start in March. You can already buy passes for it in Uplay, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.

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