Man, seems that Epic is undergoing a lot of changes. Think about it; after Cliff Bleszinski’s retirement, it’s time for Mike Capps to step down and handle off his current presidential duties at Epic. It’s ironic, but these two people were among those who made Epic what it was back in the golden days. Guru programming – and founder – Tim Sweeney remains on board, but we are really curious to see what will happen with Epic Games and whether those retirements will be a good thing for PC gamers or not.
As Mike Capps wrote on Epic’s official website:
“If you haven’t heard, I have a baby boy on the way. I’m fortunate that with Epic’s success and generosity, I can be a stay at home dad for a while. My wife Julianne and I are very happy in Raleigh, and other than cleaning up baby barf, I don’t have much planned. I might do some teaching, spend more time on creative writing, and maybe get more active with a few charities.”
Mike will remain at Epic as an advisor – to provide context or advice where he can – and is truly excited about Epic’s future games and Unreal Engine 4.
Mike also believes that VP of Development Paul Meegan and VP of Operations John Farnsworth can manage development better than he ever did.
So, what will be Epic’s response to those retirements and will their post-Cliff_Capps games will be as good – or bad – as its previous acclaimed titles?
Enjoy Cliff and Capps together answering questions for the last (?) time!
Epic Games Mike Capps & Cliff Bleszinski Q & A at PAX East 2012