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Donald Mustard is leaving Epic

Donald Mustard is leaving Epic

Epic Games' chief creative officer Donald Mustard is leaving the company after over seven years.

The development vet announced his departure on Twitter, saying that he was proud of what he had achieved with various people across his career in the games industry. Mustard said that he was planning on spending more time with his family with no hint of what he is planning on doing next career-wise.

He has spent 25 years in the games industry, with his first credited work being on the 2002 hack and slash BloodRayne. In 2005, he founded and became creative director of Chair Entertainment Group, the firm behind titles including Undertow and Shadow Complex, as well as mobile hit Infinity Blade. That last game was made in collaboration with Epic, who went on to acquire Chair Entertainment Group in 2008.

"I am humbled to have been a part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and delight’ to the Fortnite community," Mustard wrote.

"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."

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