Epic Games has announced today that Cliff Bleszinski - the man behind Unreal, Jazz Jackrabbit and Gears Of War - is leaving the company. Farewell CliffyB and best of luck with whatever you do next!
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.
In related news, here's a video where Cliff Bleszinski talks about the power of Unreal Engine 4 and what the next generation of video games will look like.
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(11:53 AM EDT - Oct,04 2012 )
Nice guy etc but his time has come I think to move on.