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Mike Capps Parts Ways With Epic Games

No longer an advisor, the former president vows to stay in the video game industry.
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It’s been a bumpy road for Epic Games in 2012, not only losing its main man Cliff Bleszinski, but also president Mike Capps, who stepped down into more of an advisory role.  But that road continues to be a rough one, as Capps announced today that he’s leaving that role as well.

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Capps made the following post on his Facebook page

“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 stated.  “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,” he continued.  He will stay in the game industry to some capacity, but, in the meanwhile, he’s focusing 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.”

We certainly wish Mike the best of luck.  And don’t worry about Epic, as Gears of War Judgment will be hitting Xbox 360 in less than two weeks…

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