news\ Mar 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

Mike Capps parts ways with Epic Games


Former Epic Games president Mike Capps, who in December 2012 stepped down from his role as company president, has announced that he will be leaving his advisory role. 

"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," Capps wrote. "I’m sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I’m no longer affiliated with Epic Games."

"I have many wonderful memories of my time at Epic, and I wish my friends there all the best in their future projects," Capps said of the studio responsible for the popular Gears of War franchise.

Although Capps is departing from Epic Games, he still plans to remain active in the video game industry. For now, though, he will focus mainly on the birth of his first child in a few weeks.

"Games have been so good to me, and I’m delighted to have the time to give back. I’m a member of several game industry boards, and I’m proud to serve as an advocate for our art in Washington. I’m considering seats on a few company and advisory boards, as well as options for teaching at one of the world-class universities in the North Carolina Triangle area."

From all of us here at GameZone, we wish Capps the best of luck in his future endeavors. 

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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