Mike Capps is stepping down after ten years as president of Epic Games.
Capps is planning on spending more time with family, but he will remain on Epic’s board of directors and take up an advisory role with the company.
“I’m fortunate that with Epic’s success and generosity, I can be a stay at home dad for a while,” he wrote on Epic’s community site.
“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.”
During his tenure, Capps was heavily involved with the Unreal and Gears of War franchises, but said he had great confidence in the team he was leaving behind.
Speaking about Epic VP of development Paul Meegan, he wrote “I can only contemplate this retirement knowing that he and VP of operations John Farnsworth can manage development better than I ever did.”
In October, design director Cliff Bleszinski left Epic, saying "It’s time for a much needed break".
Notably, the company is currently working on Fortnite, which will be its first Unreal Engine 4 release. The game is due out next year.