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People Can Fly Loses Creative Leads; Epic Now Owns Studio

by Eric Frederiksen | August 14, 2012August 14, 2012 9:00 pm PST

PeopleCanFly-logoChange is in the wind over at People Can Fly.

People Can Fly’s creative lead, Adrian Chmielarz, announced this weekend that he will be leaving the Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment developer. In a prepared statement, Epic Games added that Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki have also left, wishing the three well in future projects. Via his Twitter account, Chmielarz said that GoW: Judgment is in good hands.

Following that announcement yesterday, Epic Games’ Vice President Mark Rein told Joystiq in an interview that Epic is now full owner of People Can Fly. Rein told Joystiq: “But now we own it all. We had a controlling stake, but the owner still owned a fairly large piece of it.” Continuing the positive spirit from yesterday’s statement, he added, “They have something cool they’re gonna do, and we’ll be very supportive of it.”

It’s impossible right now to say whether the separation came out from the team possibly being pushed to work on a game they weren’t interested in, or maybe some internal disagreement among PFC, but if the split stays amicable, we look forward to hearing from Chmielarz, Pznanski, and Kosieradzki in the near future.

[via Joystiq, Joystiq, Twitter]

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...