Donald Mustard, creative director of Epic Games (Fortnite, Unreal Engine) announces his departure from the company and leaves the future of the company in good hands.
Epic Games is one of the leading companies in the video game industry, creating the hyper-popular Fortnite, the Unreal Engine or the Epic Games Store (in addition to publishing other “smaller” games in comparison, such as Alan Wake 2).
Donald Mustard was the creative director of Epic Games, so all the decisions that affected the development of Fortnite went through him: from a sandbox closer to Minecraft (build things to survive zombies) to a battle royale that is almost a metaverse for many.
Today he announced on Twitter that he is leaving the company, apparently to retire and spend time with your familyafter 25 years working in the video game industry.
Donald Mustard diseñó Advent Rising, Undertow o Shadow Complex antes de Fortnite
“I have enjoyed almost 25 years in the video game industry collaborating with some of the most talented people of all time and I am very proud of what we have done together. I am especially proud of the opportunity I have had to help create and shape Fortnite.”
Mustard mentions Advent Risingan ambitious third-person action-adventure game for PC and Xbox from 2005, designed by Mustard at GlyphX Games.
Also the study Chair Entertainment, founded by Mustard in 2005 and who published Undertow, Shadow Complex or Infinity Blade. This studio was acquired by Epic Games in 2008, then known for Gears of War, and Mustard was promoted to be the CCO (Chief creative officer).
Epic Games will continue to be directed by Tim Sweeney as its CEO. It is unknown who will take Donald Mustard’s position as creative director of Epic Games (whose basically only game created is Fortnite), but assures that “The teams are in the best hands and are working on huge, amazing, amazing things.”