Earlier this month, Martin Luiga—Studio ZA/UM founding member and developer on considered one of PC Gamer’s all-time favourites Disco Elysium—introduced the “dissolution of the ZA/UM Cultural Affiliation.” He stated that the corporate as a cultural undertaking “now not represents the ethos it was based on,” including that artist Aleksander Rostov, and writers Helen Hindpere and Robert Kurvitz, left “involuntarily.” In a follow-up interview, Luiga stated that the three had been “fired on false premises,” implying that authorized motion towards ZA/UM was incoming.

Now, as reported by TechNewsSpace, that does certainly appear to be the case. As seen on the Estonian Ministry of Justice site Riigi Teataja, author Kurvitz has filed towards ZA/UM on behalf of his personal firm, Telomer OÜ. 

The applying is at present calling to “receive info and overview paperwork” from the Disco Elysium studio. It isn’t recognized precisely what the lawsuit entails without delay, however may presumably be associated to Luiga’s earlier allegations of unfair dismissal. It may be an try to regain the rights to Disco Elysium from shareholders, particularly since Kurvitz has spent the higher a part of 10 years growing the Elysium universe.

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The entire thing appears to have been confirmed by Luiga, too. He posted a hyperlink to the TechNewsSpace story with a cheeky nod in the direction of the game he helped create, merely writing “law-jaw.” He additionally thanked a number of followers within the replies, and when requested if any help might be supplied he responded “I’ll let you recognize ought to such a possibility come up.” 

The primary listening to will happen on November 28, after we can hopefully uncover some extra particulars of the lawsuit. The courtroom case may additionally open the doorways on what went down on the finish of 2021. ZA/UM supplied a really imprecise no-comment-comment initially of the month, whereas Luiga has claimed he is beneath an NDA and unable to dive into the finer particulars. Rostov and Hindpere have additionally been mighty quiet alongside Kurvitz, although Luiga did say that he thinks “the three will proceed making video games.”