One of the crucial outstanding artistic driving forces behind Fortnite is leaving Epic Video games. Donald Mustard, who’s the chief artistic officer at Epic Video games, has introduced that he’s leaving the corporate. Mustard made the announcement through a submit on X, the social media platform previously referred to as Twitter, confirming that he shall be resigning from his position this month.
Mustard has been within the video games trade for almost 25 years. He was initially the founding father of Chair Leisure, the place he was additionally the artistic director for acclaimed Metroidvania title Shadow Complicated and the cellular fantasy trilogy Infinity Blade. Chair Leisure was acquired by Epic in 2008, a yr earlier than Shadow Complicated launch.
Finally, he turned the corporate’s chief artistic officer in 2016, after which he would go on to be the artistic lead for Fortnite, overseeing the sport’s rise to international prominence, and its continued unprecedented success thereafter.
“After an unimaginable journey, I shall be retiring from my position as Chief Inventive Officer at Epic this month,” he wrote. “I’ve loved almost 25 years within the recreation trade collaborating with a number of the most gifted folks ever and I’m so pleased with what now we have made collectively. From the formidable Creation Rising, to the beginning of ChAIR the place we created Undertow, Shadow Complicated, and the Infinity Blade trilogy, to the honour of our tiny workforce 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’m humbled to have been part of the workforce that daily tries to carry ‘pleasure and delight’ to the Fortnite group! We love watching you expertise each second – leaping from the Battle Bus for the very first time, seeing the rocket crack open the sky, dancing with mates after a Victory Royale, being sucked right into a black gap or being washed out to sea as The Island flipped over – and on and on! I can’t wait to now share in the way forward for Fortnite as a participant alongside all of you! The groups are in one of the best fingers and they’re engaged on large, jaw dropping, wonderful issues!”
Epic has but to offer particulars on what management modifications it would 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 Inventive Officer at Epic this month.
I’ve loved almost 25 years within the recreation trade collaborating with a number 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