Remedy Entertainment is welcoming former Epic Games president Mike Capps to their board of directors today. Capps certainly has a strong background, what with running the company who made both the Unreal Engine and Gears of War.
Capps stepped down from his position at Epic Games just last year, when he mentioned wanting to do more creative writing or charity work. At the time, it was decided that Capps would remain with Epic as an advisor of sorts, but that fell through, meaning he was no longer affiliated with the studio. Afterwards, he began looking into advisory board positions with other game companies.
Now, he's a part of Remedy Entertainment. F-Secure president and CEO Christian Fredrikson was also recently announced as a part of the Remedy family. Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne stated:
"Like any team, I think a good board is a combination of different kinds of skill sets, and different kinds of strengths that really come together. That's the way, in my experience, the best teams work. Obviously Mike has a tremendous track record in the games industry. He's been very successful and has proven himself over and over again. On the other hand, I think it's also good to get Christian's outside perspective, challenging many of the conventions that we hold to, whether it's about building an organization, how you do your planning, or how you build your studio as a whole."
Currently, the developers at Remedy are working on a TV-game hybrid Quantum Break.