Donald Mustardresponsible for the success of Fortnite and other games that set trends in the App Store, are leaving Epic Games. The creative director announced his retirementthen 25 years of work in the video game industry at companies such as Terminal Reality, ChAIR and Epic.
“After an incredible adventure, this month I will be retiring from my position as Creative Director of Epic,” Mustard said on his X account. “I am honored to have been part of the team that every day tries to bring ‘joy and delight ‘to the community of Fortnite! The teams are in the best of hands and are working on huge, amazing things,” she stated.
Yes ok Fortnite exploded in popularity after copying the format of battle royale to pubg, its permanence is linked to Mustard. The creative director was responsible for the story and the events that defined each season. Remember when the island flips at the end of Chapter 2? EITHER the great black hole swallows everything, including the players? It was all thanks to Donald Mustard and his team.
The creative director of Epic Games was decisive for Fortnite It went from being a video game to becoming a global phenomenon. The Travis Scott or Marshmello concertsor collaborations with Marvel, Star Wars, PlayStation They gave rise to the concept of the metaverse.
Donald Mustard explained in an interview that bringing all these characters to the island had a reason for being in the history of Fortnite. The game was a metaverse composed of superheroes or villains from movies and other video game franchises. An example of the scope of this idea occurred in the War on the Nexus during Season 4, where Fortnite became part of the Marvel Universe.
Not only Fortnite: Donald Mustard also helped promote iPhone games
Although Donald Mustard is known for his work in Fortnite, before fully joining the ranks of Epic Games, the creative director developed several games with ChAIR Entertainment. Among them is the saga Infinity Bladewhich debuted on the App Store in 2010 to demonstrate the power of Unreal Engine 3.
Times were different, since when talking about mobile games, people immediately thought of angry Birds, Doodle Jump and other titles with simple graphics. Infinity Blade introduced new possibilities thanks to the Epic Games graphics engine and released two more games in the following years to complete the trilogy.
Before getting involved with FortniteDonald Mustard directed Robo Recalla game with a similar objective to that of Infinity Blade: show the potential of the Unreal Engine in an environment different from traditional video games. Robo Recall is a first-person shooter for virtual reality glasses. The story focuses on a not-too-distant future where robots rebel against humans and it is your duty to make them see reason.
The rest of the projects include Battle Breakers (iOS). Shadow Complex (Xbox). Undertow (Xbox Live), Advent Rising (Windows) and BloodRayne (Windows). Judging by the announcement on social networksDonald Mustard He has no plans to move to another studio in the short term.. “I’m excited to spend time with my wife and family and I will be forever grateful to Tim Sweeney and the Epic Games family,” she said.