Epic Games President Mike Capps Retires
Written Wednesday, December 05, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Epic Games president Mike Capps has retired after 10 years with the company.
“My wife Julianne and I are very happy in Raleigh, and other than cleaning up baby barf, I don't have much planned,” wrote Capps in a blog post.
“I might do some teaching, spend more time on creative writing, and maybe get more active with a few charities.”
Capps will remain on the Epic board of directors as he transitions into an advisory role.
“After dedicating a decade of my life to Epic, and with so many close friends here, it's impossible to just walk away,” he said.
“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.”
In Capps’ absence VP of Development Paul Meegan and VP of Operations John Farnsworth will step up.
Capps isn’t the first high-profile figure to leave the company in recent months. Design director Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski left in October and Gears of War franchise boss Rod Fergusson left for Irrational Games in August.
Epic Games is currently working on a number of games, including Fortnite and Gears of War: Judgment, which is a collaboration with Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly.