Epic is in a strange place right now. First, Rod Fergusson left the company and went over to Irrational Games and then Cliff Bleszinski took his leave after many long years of service. Now another significant individual has decided to retire from the company. Epic Games president, Mike Capps, has announced through the company’s official blog that he will be retiring from his main position.
After dedicating a decade of my life to Epic, and with so many close friends here, it’s impossible to just walk away. I absolutely love this company. If you cut me, I think I probably bleed nanoblack and Imulsion. (Wow, just think about what mixing those would do…) Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney and other board members asked me to stay on the board, and I’m thrilled to do so as I’m truly excited about our future games and Unreal Engine 4.
That isn’t to say he’s completely packed up and left as he will continue to be active on the Epic board of directors, along with advising future needs for the company. With the three main figureheads gone at Epic Games, it makes you wonder where the company will go. Obviously you need more than one or two people to make a game and a wild successful engine, but what the future has in store is a mystery.