Friday, March 8, 2013

Mike Capps Leaves Epic Games

Michael Capps, the now former President of Epic Games posted a statement on his facebook:

"When we announced that I wanted to transition out of my leadership role at Epic, the plan was for a continued but less active role, service on the board of directors, and ideally, being that eccentric semi-retired guy who still comes to playtests and gold parties. I’m sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I’m no longer affiliated with Epic Games.I thought it best for Epic’s staff to hear it first, and the announcement was made today, so now I’m sharing this more widely.

I have many wonderful memories of my time at Epic, and I wish my friends there all the best in their future projects.

So what’s next for me? Games have been so good to me, and I’m delighted to have the time to give back. I’m a member of several game industry boards, and I’m proud to serve as an advocate for our art in Washington. I’m considering seats on a few company and advisory boards, as well as options for teaching at one of the world-class universities in the North Carolina Triangle area. And mostly, I’m focused on being a new dad in a few short weeks. Time is flying by, and I’ve still got a dozen games I want to play before the UnSleep begins!"


Good luck to you Michael and I'm happy to know you'll enjoy the family time.

Epic Games seems to be sitting pretty on a nice rich plateau, but the President of the company has left (not to mention the creator and founder of Epic, Cliffy B, left a long time ago). With Unreal Engine 4 already being utilized in next-gen games and licensed out to a slew of companies...what could the future hold for Epic?


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