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Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic

The Epic Games Website has news of the departure of Cliff Bleszinski, the design director that's long been one of the most public faces of the Unreal and Gears of War developer. The post includes kind words from his colleagues and no real indication of why this is happening besides CliffyB's comment that "itís time for a much needed break." Here's the excerpt they share from Cliffís personal note to his colleagues:

Iíve 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 Iím grown up, itís time for a much needed break.

I will miss the projects, the playtests, the debates, and most importantly, the people. Epic only hires the best of the best, and it has been a joy working with each and every one of you on a daily basis, whether you were hired weeks ago or decades ago. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, from code to art to marketing and PR Ė itís been one big, rewarding learning experience. Iím confident that each project that is being built, whether at Epic, Chair, PCF, or Impossible will be top notch and will please gamers and critics alike.

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39. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Oct 4, 2012, 10:05 Darks
 
Tony!!! wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 09:59:
I'm 40 years here. Been gaming since the begining. This is 'Epic' and sorta sad news. Hate to see the guy go. Big fan of his work and have never jumped on the hater band wagon as others have due to his ego and presence.
Always loved the guy. Unreal, UT, Gears...all good stuff. You Rock dude!

360's Robo Pop ...out.

Lets not confuse the issue, my personal hate of this guy comes from his leading the charge against putting Gears of War two and three on the pc because of his distate for piracy. They gave us GOW 1 and at release it had issues working on some pcs. so hes got all butt hurt over the hatered comments and took the stance fuck you to all, GOW 2 and 3 will never see the light of day on the PC.

This is why I hate the fucker. I dont do consoles so dont even go there.

This comment was edited on Oct 4, 2012, 10:22.
 
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