Dean Hall, creator of the wildly popular zombie apocalypse simulator and psychopathy profiler, DayZ, has announced he’s departing from developer Bohemia Interactive to form a new studio in his home country of New Zealand. The reasoning behind this decision is he feels he’s done his part and that staying longer could potentially hurt the project in the future.
“I have a specific use. I’m really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I’ve always been good at that in my life.” Hall told Eurogamer. “But eventually, that’s the bad person to have. Eventually, you don’t want the guy telling you to go over the top and get through. So at some point I’ll be a disaster for the project, at least in a leadership role.”
This shouldn’t have any effect on the game and the bevy of content that’s planned to come to it over the coming months. Hall says he’s willing to stay as long as he’s needed.
“Originally I wasn’t going to do this year, but it would be stupid not to, and it would be unfair to the community. I have to be on the project as long as it’s important to. Whether that role is as the leader, whether that role is in a more creative sense.” he continued.
We wish Dean all of the luck in his new creative endeavor.