Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games
Epic Games Co-Founder and Design Director Cliff Bleszinski has announced that he is leaving the company that he has been a part of for 20 years. It appears that Bleszinski is just burnt out and needs some time away from the industry. Below is an excerpt from the letter he wrote to his colleagues.
“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 [Capps] likes to say. And now that I’m grown up, it’s time for a much needed break.”
Bleszinski has been a long time staple in the video game industry, having worked on several high profile games over his long career with Epic Games. He has also never had a problem making his opinion known on certain topics, often resulting in his being labeled one of the most outspoken developers in the industry.
It is not yet known what Bleszinski plans to do now that he wont be with Epic Games anymore, but whatever his future endeavors may be, we here at A-G wish him the best of luck.