CliffyB leaves Epic Games

3 Oct 2012 at 23:14
Epic Games

The title says it all:

Today we are saying farewell with warm regards to Cliff Bleszinski, who is departing as Epic’s design director to chart the next stage of his career.

On the community’s behalf I’d like to thank Cliff for his hard work (not just on Jazz!) and wish all the best in his future endeavours.

- cooba


n0 on 3 Oct 2012 at 23:28


GoldRabbit on 3 Oct 2012 at 23:44

“We are grateful for his influence on Epic’s legacy, from the wild adventures “Jazz Jackrabbit” to the visceral combat of Gears of War.”

Blackraptor on 4 Oct 2012 at 02:48

found out about this today through FB lol. Stopped by to drop the news here but was beaten to it ;( Pretty crazy the guy has been working for Epic since pretty much when I was born. Wonder what his plan to do next in life is

Roobar on 4 Oct 2012 at 03:44

That was surprising to say the least.

Violet CLM on 4 Oct 2012 at 03:48

Well, we’re screwed.

Best of luck to Cliffery, though.

Violet CLM on 4 Oct 2012 at 03:49

Also, that is a great post icon choice. Sometimes I think picking out those little doodads is the real highlight of running J2O.

PT32 on 4 Oct 2012 at 04:26


Oh, well. Best of luck to you, Cliffy, and thanks for all the memories! You’ll always be remembered as one of Jazz’s staunchest supporters. Hope wherever you go next goes well for you!

Stijn on 4 Oct 2012 at 04:59


Obi1mcd on 4 Oct 2012 at 05:24

Well that was unexpected. Hope he does well wherever he ends up.

ThunderWalker on 4 Oct 2012 at 07:14

Good luck with your future career, Cliff!

Slaz on 4 Oct 2012 at 07:59

I wonder where his career will bring him next. Perhaps starting a new studio like Arjan did? Or being sick of all the ‘fame’ and restart as an indie? :P

Either way, good luck Cliff! ;)

cooba on 4 Oct 2012 at 08:02

Violet: I’m quite proud of it, yeah.

Anyone wanna speculate what exactly is gonna be “the next stage of his career”? Some say he’s gonna quit the industry whole, I think he might have a jab at going indie.

Violet CLM on 4 Oct 2012 at 10:11

He’s gonna live in Noogy’s garage.

JordanJett on 4 Oct 2012 at 12:30

Aliens have invaded earth

Jerrythabest on 4 Oct 2012 at 13:26

Good luck in your future career, Cliff! Don’t forget about your little breakthrough game though!

@Violet/Cooba: are you talking about the ‘no gears’ (or whatever you call it) icon?

Love & Thunder on 4 Oct 2012 at 17:02

Maybe he’s going to take a break from games for a while, and maybe go Indie or something in a few years.

[GpW]Urbs on 5 Oct 2012 at 12:14

Cliffy left Epic for [GpW].

He’s currently in our bootcamp in Romania, with Kenny and Snooze and we’re prepairing him for this season ladder finals.

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