October 1 former editor Disco Elysium Martin Luiga (Martin Luiga) shared that ZA/UM back in 2021, three key specialists left. He later spoke to GamePressure and went into more detail about the departure of his colleagues, as “fans have a right to know.”
According to him, screenwriter and designer Roberta Kurvitsa (Robert Kurvitz), screenwriter Helen Hydnpere (Helen Hidnpere) and lead designer Alexandra Rostova (Aleksander Rostov) was fired for far-fetched reasons. Luiga did not specify which ones, but emphasized that this event hurt both the developers and their loved ones.
He is sure that despite the incident, the trinity will remain in the industry and continue to create games. Martin himself does not yet know what he will do in the future: “Right now, I’m mostly in the ideation and problem-solving phase.”. Recall Luiga was part of the team until 2021.
According to a former employee ZA/UM, he is disheartened by the fact that a game is being developed in his universe, and he can no longer influence it. He believes that only those who took a more active part in production are more upset than him. Disco Elysium. At the same time, the specialist believes that it is not worth poisoning current developers ZA/UMsome of them are already got death threats.
Furthermore, Luiga not sure in its current form, being without key authors Disco Elysiumthe studio will continue to make a sequel:
I think that ZA/UM in its current composition will not engage in Disco Elysium 2and I can’t say exactly how many people are left in the company who worked on the original game.
Previously, the developer indirectly confirmed that the sequel Disco Elysium is in production and looks pretty good, but there is still a lot of work ahead. IGN sent ZA/UM request, but she did not comment on the situation. The day before, a representative of the studio explained that the team is already working on the “next project”. He did not go into details.
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