Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games
Cliff Bleszinski has announced that he will be leaving his position of design director at Epic Games after being with the company for 20 years. Cliff helped to create popular games such as the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War franchises, and will now be taking a "much needed break." It is unclear whether this will be a permanent departure from the gaming industry or if he will make his return at some point to an existing or new company. Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said, "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."