Valve is arguably one of the best talent scouts in the industry and back in 2008 when they acquired Turtle Rock Studios to form their Valve South division, that point was driven home. That division went on to release Left 4 Dead thus fulfilling all of our zombie laced childhood fantasies of undead mayhem. That southern division residing in California was short lived though, as not long after the game’s release many of the division’s employees were absorbed into Valve proper and the studio was shut down.
However, some of the residual Valve South employees, including Michael Booth who is heading up the operation, have stayed in California and have now reformed the old Turtle Rock Studios. The old but now new studio is hiring more staff, mostly likely gearing up for some new projects. Unfortunately, there’s no word on what those projects are.