Gears of War: Judgement has lost its creative lead and two other dev staff this week, Epic has confirmed.
Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki have all left the Poland-based studio, People Can Fly.
Confirming the news (Via Joystiq), Epic said, "Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki have parted ways with People Can Fly and Epic Games in order to pursue other opportunities, which they will announce of their own accord.
"Over the past decade, they have been instrumental in building People Can Fly into the talented team that it is today. We wish them well in their future endeavors. People Can Fly remains excited to release Gears of War: Judgment to fans early next year."
Speaking via Twitter, Chmielarz assured Gears fans that the fourth game is "in great hands" and that he'll reveal his plans "soon enough".
Epic Games confirmed last month a Gears of War: Judgement release date of March 19, 2013.