Director of Publishing Strategy Sergiy Galyonkin Is Quitting Epic Games

Epic Games Director of Publishing Strategy Sergiy Galyonkin is quitting the company, claiming that he's "not a good fit" for the new version of Epic Games. He plans to stay in the gaming industry.

Published: October 2, 2023 12:16 PM /


Sergiy Galyonkin Former Epic Games

Today Epic Games director of publishing strategy Sergiy Galyonkin announced that he's quitting the company after eight years. 

Galyonkin announced his departure with a message on BlueSky, in which he expresses his thanks to his former Epic Games colleagues and CEO Tim Sweeney for allowing him to help build "Epic 4.0."

He also thanks the company for the donations made to Ukraine in the early days of the Russian invasion, which he defines as "ahead of some G7 countries."

The message goes on to talk about the launch of Fortnite and the Epic Games Store, and then Galyonkin mentions that the company is evolving into a platform, "Epic 5.0," which he claims he's not a good fit for.

That being said, he plans to remain in the gaming industry and be even more vocal.

You can read the full message below.

Sergey Galyonkin Message

If you're unfamiliar with Sergiy Galyonkin, you may know one of his brainchild, Steam Spy, which he created in April 2015. Much of what we know about the performance of many games on Valve's platform is owed to his work. 

At the moment, he has not provided any hint as to where he'll land next. All we know is his intention of remaining in the gaming industry. 

This comes hot on the heels of a large round of layoffs at Epic Games, which resulted in over 800 developers being let go. That being said, there is no indication that Galyonkin's departure from the company is linked to the layoffs. 

Featured image courtesy of Sergiy Galyonkin.

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