Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard is retiring this month after seven years with the company. He announced this on Twitter today, saying that after nearly 25 years in the games industry, he is retiring to spend time with his wife and family.

Most notably, Mustard served as Fortnite’s boss, responsible for its storytelling and creative decision-making as the battle royal behind the game. Epic Games has not announced who will take over the role after Mustard’s retirement, nor has it specified what the future of Fortnite will look like, although hundreds of people are working on it and everything will continue as usual.

Here is what Mustard posted Twitter:

After an incredible adventure, I will be retiring from my role as Chief Creative Officer at Epic this month.

I’ve enjoyed collaborating with some of the most talented people in the game industry for almost 25 years and I’m very proud of what we’ve done together. From the ambitious Advent Rising, to the launch of Chair where we created Undertow, Shadow Complex and the Infinity Blade Trilogy, to the honor of our small team being a part of Epic, each new chapter allowed me to achieve something new and original. I’m especially proud of the opportunity to help create and shape Fortnite.

I’m humbled to be a part of a team that strives every day to bring ‘Happiness and Joy’ to the Fortnite community! We love watching you experience every moment – jumping off a battle bus for the first time, watching a rocket open up the sky, dancing with friends after a Victory Royale, being pulled into a black hole or washed into the ocean as an island flipped over – and on and on! I can’t wait to share the future of Fortnite with all of you as a player! The teams are in good hands and they are working on massive, jaw-dropping, amazing things!!!

I look forward to spending time with my wife and family and am forever grateful for that @TimSweeneyEpic and the Epic Games family.

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