Epic Games President Steps Down

Mike Capps is stepping down from his position as president of Epic Games, a post he's held for almost a decade, according to a just issued statement.

Capps will hand off his presidential duties and transition into an advisory role, one that will see him remain on the Epic board of directors. The reason? Mostly fatherhood it would seem:

"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. 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."

Capps stepping down is the latest of a long string of behind the scenes shakes ups for the company over the past year. With the most noteworthy one being the recent departure of Epic's now former design director, Cliff Bleszinski, in early October.