Mike Capps Abandons Advisory Role at Epic Games

Last December Epic Games president Mike Capps said that he was leaving the role and moving into an advisory role so he could focus his attention on being a father, but it looks like he is walking away from that job as well. In a Facebook post today (reported on by Gamasutra), Capps announced that his plan on advising the company is not working out:

"When we announced that I wanted to transition out of my leadership role at Epic, the plan was for a continued but less active role, service on the board of directors, and ideally, being that eccentric semi-retired guy who still comes to playtests and gold parties," he wrote on Facebook.

"I'm sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I'm no longer affiliated with Epic Games."

Capps added that he is still on a number of game industry-related boards and will continue to advocate for the industry in Washington. He may also do some teaching, time permitting:

"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," he added. "And mostly, I'm focused on being a new dad in a few short weeks."

"I have many wonderful memories of my time at Epic, and I wish my friends there all the best in their future projects," he said.

Source: Gamasutra


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    locopuyo says:

    Epic probably makes billions off of Unreal Engine.   

    Their games aren't nearly as bad as ID's yet, but they are turning into more of a console developer which is saddening.  

    The first three Gears of War games were great.  The first one was awesome, the second one was bigger and better.  The third was good too but it is getting to be just more of the same.

    The same could be said for the Unreal Tournament games.  They are all great and improve with every new release, but they are really just more of the same at this point.  

    Shadow Complex and Bulletstorm are highly regarded and recent.

    Hopefully they'll come out with something new soon.  It would be nice if it was something on PC but I suspect it will be on the next Xbox or Playstation 4.  

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    ZippyDSMlee says:

    I wonder when they will just close Epic down while better off than ID they have stunk since GOW and raped UT3 into oblivion ……….

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