Mike Capps, president of Epic Games has resigned from his position and has left the gaming industry altogether, deciding instead to be a stay-at-home dad, since his family’s got a baby on the way.
“After dedicating a decade of my life to Epic, and with so many close friends here, it’s impossible to just walk away,” wrote Capps in an Epic Games blog post. “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.”
He continued: “I’ve got great confidence in our executive team — VP of Development Paul Meegan is new to our Raleigh HQ, but we’ve worked with him for years, and I can only contemplate this retirement knowing that he and VP of Operations John Farnsworth can manage development better than I ever did.”
Other notable figures such as Rod Ferguson and Cliff Blezsinski have also left Epic Games earlier this year. How is this going to affect the firm?
It could be a good or a bad thing, actually (#NoShitSherlock). Tell us what you think in the comments below.