Cliff Bleszinski, better known as Cliffy B, has just announced in a blog post that he has left Epic Games to persue greater adventures.
Cliffy B, who, many and most will call the face of Epic Games, grew up with his first title “Jazz Jackrabbit” and is best known for the AAA Xbox hit Gears of War.
“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.
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 – it’s been one big, rewarding learning experience. I’m 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.”
- Cliff Bleszinksi
While myself and many others are quite sad to see Cliff depart from Epic Games, we wish him the best in his future endeavors.