Mike Capps, the now former president of Epic Games, has retired from his position after ten years to take on more of an advisory role on the board of directors.
“I’m handing off my current presidential duties at Epic, and transitioning into an advisory role as well as remaining on the Epic board of directors.” he said on the Epic Games blog, “If you haven’t heard, I have a baby boy on the way. I’m fortunate that with Epic’s success and generosity, I can be a stay at home dad for a while.”
A noble thing to do, for the sake of his son. He said that he doesn’t want to leave the company that he loves so much, so moving from president to a director was his best bet to both take care of his family and be with people he cares about in Epic.
“I absolutely love this company. If you cut me, I think I probably bleed nanoblack and Imulsion. (Wow, just think about what mixing those would do…)”
As for his work life outside of Epic, Mike proclaimed that he “might do some teaching, spend more time on creative writing, and maybe get more active with a few charities.”
Along with Rob Fergusson leaving to work with Irrational in August and after Cliff Bleszinski left in October, Capps is the third departure from Epic this year.