Gaming News: Portal 2’s Wheatley To Retire?
“It seemed like a fun thing to do, but in actual fact it was one of the most tiring things I’ve ever done,” he explained. “I was standing in a recording booth shouting down imaginary corridors and falling out of make-believe ceilings. For hours at a time.
“And I really wanted to do a good job so I was shouting and screaming and leaping about. The thought of doing it again seems so daunting I’m not sure I can face it.”
Given how terrific Merchant’s performance was, it would be a shame to think he might not return for a sequel – or other video game acting roles generally. However, considering the performer’s assertion that he was “thrilled people have enjoyed the game so much”, and the fact that he took on the job because he was an avid gamer for much of his twenties, let’s hope he may reconsider that position if another opportunity should come a-calling.
The full interview with Stephen Merchant will be published later this week.