Mike Capps steps away from Epic Games

Mike Capps steps away from Epic Games
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 8th 2013 at 10:05AM

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Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has stepped away from his advisory role at the company.

Capps left his position as president at the Gears of War and Unreal Engine outfit in December last year after nearly ten years at the helm, but said he would remain in an advisory role during the transition period.

Revealing the news of his official departure on his Facebook page however, Capps said that plans had changed, and as of February 11th he was no longer affiliated with the company.

“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 said.

“I’m sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I’m no longer affiliated with Epic Games. (I thought it best for Epic’s staff to hear it first, and the announcement was made today, so now I’m sharing this more widely.)

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

As for his next step, Capps said he was considering seats on a few company and advisory boards, as well as teaching at universities in North Carolina.

The former Epic president is also set to become a father in the next few weeks, which he said would take up most of his focus in the near future.