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Epic Games Chief Creative Officer, Fortnite Head Donald Mustard Retiring

by Wesley LeBlanc on Sep 08, 2023 at 01:24 PM

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Epic Games chief creative officer Donald Mustard is retiring this month after seven years with the company. He announced this today on Twitter, stating that after working in the games industry for nearly 25 years, he is retiring to spend time with his wife and family. 

Most notably, Mustard served as the head of Fortnite, responsible for leading its storytelling and creative decision-making behind the game as a battle royale. Epic Games has not announced who will be taking over the role after Mustard retires, nor has it specified what the future of Fortnite looks like, although hundreds are working on it, and things will likely continue as usual. 

Here’s what Mustard posted on Twitter:

After an incredible adventure, I will be retiring from my role as Chief Creative Officer at Epic this month.  
I have enjoyed nearly 25 years in the game industry collaborating with some of the most talented people ever and I am so proud of what we have made together. From the ambitious Advent Rising, to the start of ChAIR where we created Undertow, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade trilogy, to the honor of our tiny team becoming part of Epic, each new chapter allowed me to accomplish something new and original. I am especially proud of the opportunity I’ve had to help create and shape Fortnite.
I am humbled to have been a part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and delight’ to the Fortnite community! We love watching you experience every moment - leaping from the Battle Bus for the very first time, seeing the rocket crack open the sky, dancing with friends after a Victory Royale, being sucked into a black hole or being washed out to sea as The Island flipped over - and on and on! I can’t wait to now share in the future of Fortnite as a player alongside all of you! The teams are in the best hands and they are working on huge, jaw dropping, amazing things!!!
I’m excited to spend time with my wife and family and am forever grateful for @TimSweeneyEpic and the Epic Games family.

Mustard leaves at a time when Fortnite is having a fan-favorite season in Chapter 4 Season 4: Last Resort. If you haven’t yet jumped in, check out the Last Resort trailer and then read our feature on everything you need to know about Fortnite Chapter 4: Season 4.

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