Spec Ops: The Line Lead Writer Walt Williams Departs 2K Games

by Mike Futter on Sep 08, 2014 at 02:52 AM

Walt Williams, who is credited as lead writer on Spec Ops: The Line, has announced his departure from publisher 2K Games. Williams, who has been with 2K since mid-2005, says he will be staying in the game industry.

More recently, Williams is credited as a senior writer on Civilization: Beyond Earth (due out in October) and Evolve (due out in February 2015). He is also credited on approximately 20 other 2K titles as a game analyst and production assistant.

Williams says that there won’t be a “next game” for him for a while, however he indicates that he’ll be working on books. Williams has not yet said where he’ll be employed next.

[Source: Walt Williams on Twitter, (2) via Joystiq]


Our Take
Given the number of properties that have expanded fiction (Halo and Assassin’s Creed among the many), a move like this makes a lot of sense. This is a chance for Williams to tell stories related to the interactive medium without the stutter-step of player interaction that can break up the narrative flow.