Sergiy Galyonkin, the director of publishing strategy at Epic Games, has announced that he is leaving the company after eight years.
Galyonkin made his departure known through a message on BlueSky, where he expressed gratitude to his former colleagues at Epic Games and CEO Tim Sweeney for giving him the opportunity to contribute to the creation of “Epic 4.0.”
He also acknowledged the company’s donations to Ukraine during the early stages of the Russian invasion, which he described as being ahead of certain G7 countries.
The message then mentioned the launch of Fortnite and the Epic Games Store, and Galyonkin stated that the company is transitioning into a platform called “Epic 5.0,” a role that he believes is not suitable for him.
Despite leaving Epic Games, Galyonkin intends to remain actively involved in the gaming industry.
The full message can be read below.
If you’re not familiar with Sergiy Galyonkin, you may know about one of his notable accomplishments, Steam Spy, which he created in April 2015. Much of our knowledge about the performance of games on Valve’s platform is thanks to his work.
As of now, Galyonkin has not revealed his next destination. However, it is clear that he will continue to be involved in the gaming industry.
It’s worth noting that Galyonkin’s departure from the company is independent from the recent wave of layoffs at Epic Games, which resulted in the termination of over 800 developers.
Featured image courtesy of Sergiy Galyonkin.