In an interview with DidYouKnowGaming’s YouTube channel, the screenwriter of Valve games, including both parts of Portal, Erik Wolpaw, spoke about a possible continuation of the cult series of adventure puzzles.
According to Volpo, he and Portal 2 have co-writer Jay Pinkerton “Pretty cool” an idea to continue the story that has even been discussed within Valve itself.
“We don’t have a script or details, but there’s a starting point that we really like. The idea is good, but there is still a lot to do. Someone has to come up with new portal puzzles! But the idea is real, yeah”says Wolpo.
Wolpo added that he raised the potential Portal 3 problem at Valve, brought his idea for a triquel to the court of his peers with Pinkerton, and even received some positive feedback, but it’s not all that simple.
Now the possible Portal 3 is missing people in the team, but Volpo considers it irresponsible to tear employees away from actively developed games. In other words, for the implementation of the project you just need to choose the right time.
When asked why Valve isn’t releasing a trilogy, Volpo suggested that it wasn’t on purpose: the developers are correcting the original game’s flaws in the sequel, so they’re not that interested in the trilogy anymore.
The original Portal debuted in October 2007 with The Orange Box and Portal 2 was released in April 2011. Previously, his desire to see Portal 3 Volpo advised to express to the head of Valve Gabe Newell (Gabe Newell).