Epic Games has confirmed GameSpot that Adam Sussman is their new President, Sussman has worked in the gaming industry with EA and Take-Two Interactive. Sussman will replace Paul Meegan who resigned from his position last year.
“After 5.5 great years at Nike, I have decided to move on to my next opportunity as President of Epic Games,”
“While it’s bittersweet, I am so excited to join Epic and honored to be part of the remarkable team that has built one of the biggest games in the world,” …“2020 will be a big year… A Return to gaming, a move to North Carolina and an opportunity to help change the future of gaming.”
“Nike is an amazing brand, I got a chance to work with many great people and I am so proud of what we accomplished together.” Adam Sussman said.
Epic Games is an American video game and software development company based in Cary, North Carolina. The company was founded by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems in 1991, originally located in his parents’ house in Potomac, Maryland. Epic Games success came after the development of Unreal Engine, a game engine that powers titles like Fortinte, Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade.
Epic Games also launched the Epic Games Store, an attempt to dethrone Steam as the main digital distribution service for PC. The company have an ethical approach, today Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney criticized Facebook and Google for their business practices, they also try make the industry better by offering developers a better deal than what’s been offered at Steam. they also try to deliver more free games to subscribers. Epic Games might be treated differently from hardcore Steam fans, but the company is becoming a powerhouse in the industry.