The lights are on
Mike Capps vacated his role as president of Epic Games at the end of last year, but he remained on in an advisory role and on the board of directors. Now Capps has announced that he is no longer affiliated with the company in any way.
On his Facebook page, Capps posted in part: "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. I'm sad to say that plans have changed, and as
of February 11th, I'm no longer affiliated with Epic Games."
Capps says in the future he'll continue to be an advocate for the industry in Washington, he's considering a few advisory boards with companies, and that he'll be spending time with his family.
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As a big fan of the games they have created over the years, this is kinda weird. Big players have departed in a relatively short amount of time. Could all be coincidental, but I still have my doubts about the reasoning. Just seems very odd to me.
The options are money, taking a break, spreading their wings, or total coincidence.
Awwhhh.... Enjoy your family time, sir!
good luck to him in his future.
Best of luck to him
Rumors were that who ever has Epics keys were forcing the company into a free to play/casual market, which is something nobody at the company wanted, hence the mass exodus of everyone who made Epic Epic.
I believe the original source here, was this: www.polygon.com/.../ex-epic-games-president-mike-capps-no-longer-affiliated-with-epic
by a few hours. Capps tweeted their link as soon as it was known around 11:00PM EST last night (8:00PM PST).
So, unless GameSpot's writer found it on his own accord (how often does that happen outside of the original source these days), then the credit link should probably to Polygon.
Sort of odd to see Mike leave Epic Games (especially after Cliff B. left Epic). Oh well, I wish him the best in his future endeavors.