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One of the main people behind Fortnite’s popularity is leaving Epic Games

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Epic Games will soon say goodbye to one of their most influential team members. Donald Mustard, who joined Epic Games in 2008 and has served as the developer’s chief creative officer since 2016, announced that he will be leaving the company sometime later in September.

B Post on his X account (formerly Twitter).Mustard commented on his long career in game development, starting with helping create the sci-fi action game Advent Ascension in 2005. He later co-founded Chair Entertainment, which created games like undercurrent and shadow complex, Both were critical successes and big sales for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console and its Xbox Live Arcade service.

After being acquired by Epic Games in 2008, Chair developed the Infinity Blade A trilogy of iOS games. After being named Epic’s Chief Creative Officer, Mustard led the development of Fortnite, which first launched in 2017 with the originally planned Save The World mode. The game’s popularity increased when Epic launched its free-to-play Battle Royale mode later in 2017.

In his farewell post, Mustard stated:

I am humbled to have been a part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and fun’ to the Fortnite community! We love watching you experience every moment – jumping out of the battle bus for the first time, watching the rocket open the sky, dancing with friends after a Victory Royale, being sucked into a black hole or washed into the sea as the island. Overturned – and more and more! I can’t wait to now share the future of Fortnite as a player alongside all of you!

Mustard did not offer any information about his future plans, other than to say that he will “spend time with my wife and family.” There’s no word on who will fill the role of chief creative officer at Epic.

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