The creative director of Fortnite is leaving Epic Games, Starfield has overtaken Skyrim in terms of peak online sales on Steam, Ghostrunner sales exceeded 2.5 million copies — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.

▪️Fortnite Creative Director Donald Mustard has announced that he will leave Epic Games by the end of the month. He did not specify why he decided to quit and what he intends to do now, but noted that he would be glad to spend more time with his family. Mustard worked at Epic Games for 15 years: he joined the company in 2008 after it bought the ChAIR Entertainment founded by him. In total, Mustard has been working in the gaming industry for 25 years.

On Sunday, Starfield peaked at 330,723 simultaneous players on Steam. This allowed her to overtake The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (her peak online is 287,411 people) and become the second most popular Bethesda game on Steam. Now only Fallout 4 is ahead, the peak online of which at one time was 472,962 people.

A fire broke out in the Prague office of GSC Game World, the developer studio of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Initially, this was reported by the Czech edition of Vortex, and soon confirmed by the studio itself. GSC Game World said that none of the employees were injured, but one floor burned out in the office, and now it needs major repairs. According to Vortex, backup servers were located on the burned floor, and the damage caused by the fire is tentatively estimated at 1.5 million Czech crowns ($66 thousand).

▪️Sales of Ghostrunner increased amid the hype around the sequel. The developers of the cyberpunk action announced that players have purchased 2.5 million copies of the title. They also reported that they were preparing to announce 2 million copies sold and even printed the corresponding posters, but then the players began to buy the first Ghostrunner very actively. Now the studio hopes that soon the sales of the game will overcome the milestone of 3 million copies.