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Epic Games president Mike Capps resigns

Key exec to remain on board in advisory capacity; Epic Games departure list growing

Mike Capps has resigned from his role as president of Epic Games just weeks after it was announced that the North Carolina corporation had lost its design director Cliff Bleszinski.

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Capps, who represented the company at numerous game developer events and press conferences, has worked at Epic for nearly ten years. He will remain on the group's board of directors, but his reasons for stepping away from the key executive role are not clear.

"After dedicating a decade of my life to Epic, and with so many close friends here, it's impossible to just walk away. I absolutely love this company," Capps said in a prepared statement.

"Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney and other board members asked me to stay on the board, and I'm thrilled to do so as I'm truly excited about our future games and Unreal Engine 4."

Capps suggested that he may not join another games company and instead work in education - a move which would mark a return to his previous profession as a teacher.

Former Epic Games board member Cliff 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.

Epic Games is developing another triple-A Gears of War title, in a move which pushes the studio's work on the series to about a decade without pause.

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