Having worked at Valve for 12 years as a writer, vidoegame developer and then the face of the company’s virtual reality (VR) endeavours, Chet Faliszek left in early 2017. He then became Creative Director of Bossa Studios, and today it’s been announced that Faliszek will join Vertigo Games’ advisory board.
Vertigo Games is behind popular multiplatform first-person shooter (FPS) Arizona Sunshine. Having worked on seminal videogames including co-project lead on the Left 4 Dead series and a writer/developer on numerous franchises such as Half-life, Portal, and CS:GO, Faliszek will be providing the company with strategic counsel as it enters the next phase of growth with an undisclosed VR title currently in development.
“Vertigo was one of the first companies I reached out to when we started assembling our initial roster of developers for the Vive reveal. Their ability adapt and work on emerging technologies is amazing. I can’t wait until they can start sharing what they are working on and their future plans,” said Falizsek in a statement.
“Chet has been invaluable to shaping today’s VR market. He helped numerous companies like Vertigo Games take their first steps in VR and we wouldn’t be where we are now without his guidance,” said Richard Stitselaar, Studio Director at Vertigo Games. “Fast forward 5 years and we are excited to have Chet join our advisory board to help take the company to the next level.”
Not only has Vertigo Games created Arizona Sunshine for VR headset like PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the studio is working Arizona Sunshine LB VR Edition which VRFocus demoed during the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018. Most recently Vertigo Games announced the upcoming launch of Arizona Sunshine – Dead Man DLC coming to PC headsets in May and PlayStation VR in June. This is the first campaign DLC for the title, telling a prequel story to Arizona Sunshine. For further updates and news from Vertigo Games, keep reading VRFocus.