Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, retires to board of directors

Mike Capps

President of Epic Games, Mike Capps, dropped word on the developer’s official website on Tuesday that he would be switching from his current position to an “advisory role as well as remain on the Epic board of directors.”

After spending 10 years at Epic, and with a baby boy on the way, Capps has decided to focus his energies on his family, while also making time for teaching, creative writing, and possibly increasing his charity work.

CEO Tim Sweeney asked Capps if he would remain on the board of directors. Capps accepted and will “be available as a resource to Epic, to provide context or advice where I can.”

Capps is one more in a list of departures from Epic Games. Gears of War design director Cliff Bleszinski resigned in October after spending his entire adult life at the company. Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson left to work on Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite as executive vice president of development along with People Can Fly founder Adrian Chmielarz and two of its lead artists, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki, leaving to pursue other opportunities, in August.

Epic certainly has its hands full at the moment with the upcoming Gears of War prequel, Gears of War Judgment, Fortnite, Infinity Blade Dungeons and Unreal Engine 4.

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Michael is a lover of games, books, TV and movies and is studying English literature, journalism and film at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. He also personally enjoyed the ending of Lost.