Rod Fergusson is moving on from Irrational Games in the near future.

Last August, Fergusson joined the studio as vice president of development, with the express purpose of getting BioShock Infinite out the door.

Prior to that he was with Gears of War developer Epic Games for seven years.

Fergusson had not planned to publicly discuss his impending departure yet, but he did give a statement to Game Informer.

“During my departure from Epic, I learned that Irrational was in need of a ‘closer’ to help finish BioShock Infinite,” he said.

”I’ve been striving for better storytelling in the games I’ve worked on and I saw this as a great opportunity to learn from Ken and his team on how to build a truly story-driven game.

“I am very proud of the work that I did and of the team and what they were able to accomplish on Infinite.

“Now with the game shipped successfully, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do here and now I’m looking at the next chapter in my life and career.”

BioShock Infinite was released to widespread acclaim fewer than two weeks ago.