It's musical chairs in the games industry, with three big names leaving Gears of War: Judgment developer People Can Fly over the weekend. The game's Creative Lead Adrian Chmierlarz has departed for destinations unknown, taking lead artist Andrzej Poznanski and principal artist Michal Kosieradzki with him.
Epic President Mike Capps released the following statement:
Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki have parted ways with People Can Fly and Epic Games in order to pursue other opportunities, which they will announce of their own accord. Over the past decade, they have been instrumental in building People Can Fly into the talented team that it is today. We wish them well in their future endeavors.
Chmierlarz, who founded the company in 2002, has reassured gamers via Twitter:
Gears fans, you're going to love Judgment. It's in great hands. And don't worry, you'll hear about my plans soon enough. :)
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