One of probably the most outstanding inventive driving forces behind Fortnite is leaving Epic Games. Donald Mustard, who is the chief inventive officer at Epic Games, has introduced that he is leaving the corporate. Mustard made the announcement through a submit on X, the social media platform previously often called Twitter, confirming that he shall be resigning from his position this month.
Mustard has been within the video games trade for practically 25 years. He was initially the founding father of Chair Entertainment, the place he was additionally the inventive director for acclaimed Metroidvania title Shadow Complex and the cellular fantasy trilogy Infinity Blade. Chair Entertainment was acquired by Epic in 2008, a yr earlier than Shadow Complex launch.
Eventually, he turned the corporate’s chief inventive officer in 2016, after which he would go on to be the inventive lead for Fortnite, overseeing the sport’s rise to international prominence, and its continued unprecedented success thereafter.
“After an incredible adventure, I will be retiring from my role as Chief Creative Officer at Epic this month,” he wrote. “I’ve loved practically 25 years within the recreation trade collaborating with a few of the most gifted folks ever and I’m so pleased with what now we have made collectively. From the formidable Advent Rising, to the beginning of ChAIR the place we created Undertow, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade trilogy, to the dignity of our tiny crew changing into a part of Epic, every new chapter allowed me to perform one thing new and authentic. I’m particularly pleased with the chance I’ve had to assist create and form Fortnite.
“I am humbled to have been a part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and delight’ to the Fortnite community! We love watching you experience every moment – leaping from the Battle Bus for the very first time, seeing the rocket crack open the sky, dancing with friends after a Victory Royale, being sucked into a black hole or being washed out to sea as The Island flipped over – and on and on! I can’t wait to now share in the future of Fortnite as a player alongside all of you! The teams are in the best hands and they are working on huge, jaw dropping, amazing things!”
Epic has but to supply particulars on what management adjustments it’s going to institute for Fortnite and for the corporate as an entire within the wake of Mustard’s departure.
After an unimaginable journey, I shall be retiring from my position as Chief Creative Officer at Epic this month.
I’ve loved practically 25 years within the recreation trade collaborating with a few of the most gifted folks ever and I’m so pleased with what now we have made collectively. From the… pic.twitter.com/HWlNEarU4K
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) September 8, 2023