Mike Capps steps down from Epic advisory role

By Brenna Hillier
8 March 2013 04:38 GMT

Former Epic president Mike Capps, who retired to an advisory role late last year, has decided to step away from the the company altgoether.

“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 in a public post on his Facebook page.

“I’m sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11, 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.”

Capps said he has “many wonderful memories” of his time with Epic, and wished all the best to his friends at the company.

The former executive said games are still important to him, and he will continue his work as a games advocate in Washington as well as serving on games industry boards and possibly taking on some academic roles.

“And mostly, I’m focused on being a new dad in a few short weeks. Time is flying by, and I’ve still got a dozen games I want to play before the UnSleep begins,” he added.

Epic responded with the following: “When Mike Capps retired last year, he stayed on the board in an advisory role,” said the company in a statement.

“As we’ve been mapping out the future for the new Epic Games, we decided it was best to get a fresh start with the new management. We thank Mike for his years of service at Epic and we wish him well in retirement and fatherhood.”

VG247 wishes Capps and his growing family all the best in their pursuits.

Thanks, Polygon. [Image credit: GDC official Flickr.]

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