Former Epic Games president joins Remedy board of directors

Alan Wake, Quantum Break studio adds Mike Capps and F-Secure president and CEO Christian Fredrikson to its board of directors.

Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has been appointed to the board of directors at Alan Wake and Quantum Break studio Remedy Entertainment, GamesIndustry International reports today. Joining Capps as a new member on the board is Finnish digital security firm F-Secure president and CEO Christian Fredrikson.

At Epic Games, Capps oversaw the company behind the popular Unreal Engine and the Gears of War franchise, among other initiatives. He stepped down from his executive role at Epic Games in December 2012 and left the company altogether in March.

"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," Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne told GamesIndustry International. "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."

Myllyrinne said the industry is currently experiencing a period of high uncertainty and risk, but pointed out that Remedy Entertainment could benefit from the upheaval overall.

"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."

Remedy Entertainment is currently working on Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break for a 2014 release. According to its official description, the game "blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience."

For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Quantum Break.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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12 comments
NTM23
NTM23

How many years do I have to wait to play Alan Wake 2. I'm going to go cry now. Quantum Break looks interesting though, and Remedy's a great developer.

Blu3V3nom07
Blu3V3nom07

Good thing Quantam Break is exclusive.

komuchen
komuchen

and yet stil nobody wants Queffy... I mean CliffyB.

But shitty jokes aside, what does it actually change? Because Uncharted guy didn't make THQ fall more comfy

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Why does a midsized studio like Remedy need a Board of Directors? Are they traded on some stock market? Or is it just another symptom of the bloated AAA development mentality where they keep complaining about rising costs yet never, ever look to their own actions to stay profitable, always looking to screw over customers for a few more dollars at every turn.

zerooo0
zerooo0

Can't wait to see what Remedy does with Quantum Break. Easily one of my most anticipated X1 games next year.

FKlepackiFTW
FKlepackiFTW

I hope he doesn't get to decide too much.

Vojtass
Vojtass

It's good to be director. You just get shitload of money, and don't give a fuck about the rest. So... he will just have Remedy logo on the cheque. Epic! 

revil2
revil2

I really want Quantum Break.  

unreal101
unreal101

Tomorrow-s headline: "Alan Wake 2 will be a cover-based shooter".