Cliff Bleszinki, famous for helping to create the Gears of War franchise has announced that he is leaving Epic Games after 20 years. In a blog post on Epic Game’s website there is an excerpt of the letter Mr. Bleszinki sent out to fellow colleagues announcing his departure.
“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.”
Bleszinki joins the list of high ranking Epic Games departures. Recently, former director of production Rod Fergusson left Epic to work on BioShock Infinite.
We here at That VideoGame Blog wish Mr. Bleszinski the best of luck in his future endeavors.