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Epic Games president Mike Capps stepping down

Mike Capps has announced his retirement as president of Epic Games in order to devote himself to his growing family.

In a cheerful post on the Epic Games community site, Capps said he's fortunate at this point in his career to be able to take time off, as he has a baby on the way and wants to be "a stay at home dad for a while".

"Other than cleaning up baby barf, I don’t have much planned. I might do some teaching, spend more time on creative writing, and maybe get more active with a few charities," he said.

Capps has spent more than ten years at Epic Games, and has said that his devotion to the company, its games and his colleagues hasn't swayed; he is "thrilled" to stay on the company's board. While he'll be around to offer advice and guidance to the developer, he also believes strongly in its existing talent.

"I’ve got great confidence in our executive team – VP of Development Paul Meegan is new to our Raleigh HQ, but we’ve worked with him for years, and I can only contemplate this retirement knowing that he and VP of Operations John Farnsworth can manage development better than I ever did," Capps concluded.

All the best to Capps and his family.

Epic has number of titles on the boil including Fortnite, Infinity Blade: Dungeons and Gears of War: Judgment, which is due on Xbox 360 in March 2013.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.