Viewing Post from Wednesday Oct 03, 2012
Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games
Whoa! In shocking, last minute news of the day, CliffyB has announced his departure from Epic Games. Cliff was one of the original team that built Unreal and has been involved in virtually every game the company has released in the last 15 years. His contributions to the industry are nearly numberless and the effects he has had on millions of individual gamers will be felt for years to come.
Cliff says that, while he has loved working for Epic, he has been going non-stop for twenty years and is ready for a break. Having met Cliff numerous times and talking to him on several occasions, I can say that there are only a handful of people with the same level of passion he has for the games he is involved in and the industry as a whole. It really is sad to see him go.
That being said, we here at BeyondUnreal wish him all the best in future projects. It sounds like he is getting out of games for now, but I'm sure this won't be the last we hear of CliffyB.
Good luck, Cliff!
Update: Here is the official press release from Epic