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Key Disco Elysium devs have left ZA/UM “involuntarily”, followers fear for the sequence’ future

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Martin Lugia, an editor and founding member of Studio ZA/UM, has introduced that a number of key members of the crew have left the corporate in an “involuntary” method. The information comes through a submit on Medium, where Lugia additionally introduced the dissolution of the ZA/UM cultural affiliation, which shouldn’t be confused with the event studio itself.

Within the weblog submit, Lugia particulars that the lead author and designer Rober Kurvitz, author Helen Hindpere, and artwork and design lead Aleksander Rostov haven’t been working on the firm “for the reason that finish of final 12 months,” including that “their leaving the corporate was involuntary.” Lugia additionally defined the reasoning behind dissolving the ZA/UM Cultural group, stating that it “now not represents the ethos it was based on.”

The explanations behind the departure stay unknown however Luiga has hinted that variations between the creatives and traders had been an element within the departure of the important thing crew members.

For followers of the studio and its hit game, this can be a worrying improvement, however Lugia appeared to be a bit extra hopeful in his replies on Twitter, saying “I believe that issues with the sequel are literally candy sufficient, you may even get it the way in which it was meant, it’d take a [expletive] ton of time however RPG followers are sorta accustomed to ready, ain’t they”

Nah I believe that issues with the sequel are literally candy sufficient, you may even get it the way in which it was meant, it’d take a shit ton of time however RPG followers are sorta accustomed to ready, ain’t they

— ∞Luiga∞ (@martinluiga) October 1, 2022

Since this weblog submit, ZA/UM has launched an announcement in response to the information stating “Like several online game, the event of Disco Elysium was and nonetheless is a collective effort, with each crew member’s contribution important and valued as a part of a better complete.” They supplied no different remark apart from to guarantee followers that improvement on the following challenge stays the crew’s important focus. Kurvitz, Hindpere, and Rostov additionally took to Twitter to verify their departure.