Former Epic Games president Mike Capps announced this evening he is no longer affiliated with the developer. Capps announced late last year that he would no longer be president at the privately held company, but would stay on in an advisory role.
“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,” wrote Capps on Facebook this evening. “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.”
Capps’ second “retirement” gives us a good opportunity to repeat all the uncomfortable events of recent memory. Let’s see, there’s the minority purchase of Epic by Chinese company Tencent. The exits of design director Cliff Bleszinski, director of production Rod Fergusson and leads of People Can Fly. Then there’s the terribly awkward situation ofImpossible Games, established out of the Big Huge Games remains, which Epic shut down last month. Epic Games’ next game is Gears of War: Judgment… judgment… judgment.
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