Mike Capps, former Epic Games president, recently stepped down from his position in order to take an active but reduced role in the company. Now it appears as if his role will be far more reduced than he first thought.
“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 said in a Facebook post. When Capps first stepped down from his position he said he was going to take time to focus on his family, but still be a part of the gaming industry if possible.
Unfortunately, we can’t all be that eccentric semi-retired guy it seems. “I’m sad to say that plans have changed,” Capps continued “and as of February 11th, I’m no longer affiliated with Epic Games.”
Regardless of Capps departure, he still seems to want to continue his work in the gaming industry. “Games have been so good to me, and I’m delighted to have the time to give back,” Capps said. “I’m a member of several game industry boards, and I’m proud to serve as an advocate for our art in Washington. 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.”
We wish Capps the best in all of his future endeavors.