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Epic Games president Mike Capps has announced his retirement from his current role after 10 years with the Unreal and Gears of War firm.

Capps will transition into an advisory role and will remain on the Epic board of directors.

"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," wrote Capps in a post on the Epic Games website. "My wife Julianne and I are very happy in Raleigh, and other than cleaning up baby barf, I don't have much planned. I might do some teaching, spend more time on creative writing, and maybe get more active with a few charities.

"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. If you cut me, I think I probably bleed nanoblack and Imulsion. (Wow, just think about what mixing those would do...) 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."

He continued: "As I mentioned above, I'll continue to be available as a resource to Epic, to provide context or advice where I can. Whatever I can do to help in Epic's success, I'm in! I've got great confidence in our executive team – VP of Development Paul Meegan is new to our Raleigh HQ, but we've worked with him for years, and I can only contemplate this retirement knowing that he and VP of Operations John Farnsworth can manage development better than I ever did.

"Our partners and customers can reach me anytime on my Epic email address, and I'll still be posting the occasional foodie and gamer musings on @epicactual."

Capps concluded: "As a member of the board, I'll help keep the ship pointed directly towards Na Pali, and make sure that everything we do is Epic."

It's been a tough few months for Epic, with Capps' departure following Cliff Bleszinski's and Rod Fergusson's farewells in October and August, respectively.

Epic's People Can Fly is currently putting the finishing touches to Gears of War: Judgment, out for Xbox 360 on March 19, 2013.

Source: epicgames.com

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