"Veteran video game designer Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinski has left his position as design director at Epic Games, according to the company.
Bleszinski, who is best known for his contributions to Epic's Gears of War and Unreal Tournament franchises, was a 20-year veteran of the company. He's departing the North Carolina-based game studio to "chart the next stage of his career," according to a release from Epic Games."
He WAS Epic Games. The company was basically "Cliffy B and Friends"
Seems like he just wants a break, and do do something else, but still slightly surprising. Be like Miyamoto leaving Nintendo...well almost.