Earlier this week, we introduced you the information of the “involuntary” departure of key members of the studio ZA/UM, chargeable for Disco Elyisum. Lead author Robert Kurvitz, author Helen Hindpere, and artwork and design lead Aleksander Rostov haven’t been working at ZA/UM “because the finish of final yr and their leaving the corporate was involuntary”, in keeping with Martin Luiga, an editor on Disco Elysium and founding member of ZA/UM, who broke the information in a submit on Medium. ZA/UM issued an announcement however didn’t remark straight on the matter.
In a brand new interview with GamePressure (which is unbelievable, prolonged, and properly value a learn) Luiga has claimed of the trio that “they had been fired below false premises, and your complete ordeal has been very traumatising for each them and folks near them.”
It’s onerous to say precisely how an involuntary departure and a firing below false premises differ, however Luiga goes on to say that “I’m tremendous apprehensive, however I’m nonetheless not disclosing all the knowledge I’ve, and there’s additionally info which I haven’t got, and I’m somewhat certain that we’ll not have the total image earlier than the ultimate judgement.”
Kurvitz, Hindpere and Rostov confirmed their departure on Twitter, with zero fanfare, and the outpouring of sentiment within the feedback under speaks to the affect Disco Elysium had on its gamers. As Luiga suggests, there’s definitely extra to this story than there would initially seem; plainly these affected are certain by contractual agreements or NDAs. We will you should definitely replace you as soon as we all know extra.
What do you make of this ongoing Disco Elysium drama? Ponder deep and melancholy ideas within the feedback part under.