Cliff Bleszinski leaves Epic Games

According to Epic Game’s blog, Cliff Bleszinski has officially left the company. Cliff is known as the creative visionary of Gears of War. They say he is off to “chart the next change of his career.”

Cliff has been with Epic for 20 years and was usually the face of Epic Studios. He even had his hands on Unreal Tournament and the Unreal Engine. He was also very open to his fans and his views on other video games.

Tim Sweeny, Epic’s founder had this to say:

In 20 wonderful years with Epic, Cliff Bleszinski has grown into a true design luminary, and his contributions to the ‘Unreal’ and ‘Gears’ series have helped shape the game industry into what it is today. Cliff leaves Epic with our gratitude for his many contributions, and our wishes for continued success in the next chapter of his life!

Dr. Michael Capps, Epic Games President, also had this to say:

In my 10 years of working with Cliff, his passion for creating video games of the highest quality has been unflinching. We are grateful for all of his hard work, and remain committed to making our fans happy and to always raising the bar in everything we do at Epic.

And finally the man himself, Cliff Bleszinski, had something to say:

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.

If you want to read more click on the link below. Also, to say your goodbyes and give your best wishes, you can do so on his twitter @therealcliffyb. As a big fan of Unreal Tournament and Gears of War series, you will be sorely missed, CliffyB. I wish you luck on your future endeavors.

Source: Epic Games

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