Update, April 16: One of the people who made the jump from Boss Key to Epic disputes the idea that poaching was the cause.
Boss Key boss Cliff Bleszinski made some waves on Twitter this past weekend when he suggested that Epic were “hiring away” his team, following up with a comment that “there’s room at this genre for more than a few games.” One of the employees who made the jump suggests there’s more to the story the Epic headhunting, however.
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William McCarroll, formerly of Boss Key and now a programmer at Epic, replies that “assuming that Epic is the one starting contact / poaching is a bit presumptuous. We all had our own reasons for making the choice to leave [Boss Key Productions] for Epic, and to act like we are commodities being stolen is a bit hurtful. We are people first and foremost.”