DayZ creator Dean Hall is going to leave the game and Bohemia Interactive by the end of 2014, Eurogamer reports.
“I’m really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I’ve always been good at that in my life,” Hall said. “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.”
Hall said that he will continue to work on the project as long as he is needed, then he will leave the development of DayZ to Bohemia Interactive. He plans to return to New Zealand where he will start his own studio which will pursue other multiplayer survival concepts. Hall said he may even pitch them to publishers “But it’s not going to be under traditional terms, it’s going to be different.”
“I feel like DayZ is a fundamentally flawed concept, and I’ve always recognised that,” Hall added. “It’s not the perfect game; it’s not the multiplayer experience, and it never can be, [with] the absolute spark that I want in it.”