Today it was announced that Cliffy Bleszinski is leaving Epic Games, the company he co-founded and worked for as Design Director. Over the past 20 years Cliffy has worked with Epic and brought us Unreal and the Unreal Engine, Gears of War, and more. Cliffy literally grew up with company considering he help start the company as a teenager and dedicated the last 20 years of his life into it.
He stated in a letter to 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 likes to say. And now that I'm grown up, it's time for a much needed break". It was not stated what he plans to do for the future of his career and where he plans to go. Cliffy Bleszinski stated that him leaving will not affect the production of games that are currently under way with Epic Games.
This hits as a huge shock to many gamer's throughout the world as we watch one of favorite design director's leave. He's left some big impressions in the industry and we want to thank him for all he's done! If you want to wish him good luck in his future endeavors let him know in his twitter @therealcliffyb