Former Epic boss Mike Capps departs as advisory role ends

Industry veteran may advise at other game companies

Mike Capps has resigned from his role as a board member and consultant for Epic Games, three months since he stepped down as company president.


Capps, who represented the company at numerous game developer events and press conferences, had worked at Epic for nearly ten years. It is not clear why he stepped further away from the company, but on his Facebook page he said that "plans have changed".

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

Capps added that he will remain a member of several game industry boards, as well as take on a sort of games ambassador role to engage with state officials on legislative matters.

"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," he added.

In December, Capps resigned as president of Epic Games just weeks after it was announced that the North Carolina corporation had lost its design director Cliff Bleszinski.

Former Epic Games board member Bleszinski announced his resignation from the company in October.

Two months prior to that, it was revealed that Epic Games' director of production Rod Fergusson had left the studio to join Boston group Irrational Games - amid other staff resignations from the likes of Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki.

Epic has not provided an explanation for the perceivable trend of key resignations at the company. Its two longest serving directors, Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein, both remain.

Over the summer, Chinese games giant Tencent bought a minority share in Epic, though the finer details of this arrangement are not clear.