Gears of War: Judgment's Creative Director Leaves People Can Fly [Updated]
Written Monday, August 13, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The reason that Adrian Chmielarz and co left People Can Fly is because Epic Games has bought the studio. Epic already owned a majority share in the company, something it secured back in 2007. Now it has the lot.
"We doubled down on People Can Fly," Epic's Mark Rein told Polygon. "It was something we always hoped to do."
The decision to buy out the company led to the departure of Chmielarz, Poznanski and Kosieradzk. The group's departure was amiable though, reckons Rein. "We will be helping (Chmielarz) with some future announcements," he said. "Our paths will be crossing again."
A number of key staff have left People Can Fly, the studio currently developing Gears of War: Judgement alongside Epic Games.
Among the departed staff is Adrian Chmielarz. He was Judgment’s creative director.
Following the news, Epic Games president Mike Capps issued a statement, saying, "Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki have parted ways with People Can Fly and Epic Games in order to pursue other opportunities, which they will announce of their own accord.
“Over the past decade, they have been instrumental in building People Can Fly into the talented team that it is today. We wish them well in their future endeavors. People Can Fly remains excited to release Gears of War: Judgment to fans early next year."
Chmielarz later tweeted, “Gears fans, you're going to love Judgment. It's in great hands. And don't worry, you'll hear about my plans soon enough. :)”
[via GameInformer] Cheers Space Cadet.