I hope you have your handkerchiefs ready, everyone.
Kelly appears to have left some time during the latter half of 2010. We tried contacting Valve for more details, but we have not yet received any response.
It’s a massive shame. Kelly’s music was simply amazing, and it’s hard to imagine Half-Life without his signature electro-industrial sound.
It would appear that Mike Morasky (composer for DoD:S, L4D, L4D2, TF2, and part of Portal’s soundtrack) will be his successor. His work on Portal was great (he is probably working on Portal 2 as well, especially since Bailey’s departure), and we can only hope that his work on the next Half-Life will be just as good.
We’d also love to give a shoutout to RipTen for covering this subject, thus helping more people find out, and giving us a small mention in the article! Thanks, guys.
All we can do now is look back at the good old times: