Cliff Bleszinski Departs Epic Games
Co-founder of Epic Games Cliff Bleszinski has officially announced his departure from the company earlier today.
Many gamers will know Cliff Bleszinski help develop the popular Unreal franchise as well as the mega Gears of War franchise as well. He may have been some of the more outspoken at times, but you cannot deny the man did help make some awesome games during his time at Epic Games.
Cliff Bleszenski posted the following message on the Epic Games Blog:
“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager, and outside of my sabbatical last year, I have been going non-stop. I literally grew up in this business, as Mike likes to say. And now that I’m grown up, it’s time for a much needed break.
I will miss the projects, the playtests, the debates, and most importantly, the people. Epic only hires the best of the best, and it has been a joy working with each and every one of you on a daily basis, whether you were hired weeks ago or decades ago. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, from code to art to marketing and PR – it’s been one big, rewarding learning experience. I’m confident that each project that is being built, whether at Epic, Chair, PCF, or Impossible will be top notch and will please gamers and critics alike.”
Cliff Bleszinski’s last project with Epic Games is the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment due out sometime in early 2013.