Former Epic President Mike Capps Joins Remedy Board

Remedy is currently developing Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.

by on 11th Sep, 2013

Epic Games' former president Mike Capps has joined the board of directors of Finnish developer Remedy GamesIndustry reports

The Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer has also added Finnish digital security firm F-Secure president and CEO Christian Fredrikson to its board. 

Commenting on the appointment Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne said: 

"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."

While Myllyrinne admitted that there's a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the games industry at the moment Remedy could stand to ultimately benefit from the upheaval. 

"For me at least, it feels like it is a golden age of gaming where the cards are being dealt again, and there's great opportunity to be a very successful independent studio once again," Myllyrinne said. "And I think it's about embracing some of that confluence of factors."

At Epic Capps oversaw numerous franchises including Gears of War and reisgned in March having left the board in December 2012. Remedy is currently developing Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break which aims to cross the boundaries between games and TV shows. 

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