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Key members of the Disco Elysium growth workforce, together with lead designer Robert Kurvitz, have reportedly left ZA/UM

It appears that key growth workers members at ZA/UM – the studio behind Disco Elysium – are not on the firm or engaged on a follow-up to the superb RPG. This is in response to a weblog put up from Martin Luiga, a founding member of the ZA/UM cultural affiliation which predates the event firm.

Luiga’s weblog put up claims that the ZA/UM cultural affiliation has now been dissolved, though ZA/UM – the sport growth firm – is seemingly nonetheless lively. However, lead designer Robert Kurvitz, artwork director Aleksander Rostov, and lead author Helen Hindpere are all listed by title as involuntarily left ZA/UM for the reason that finish of 2021, in response to the put up.

For some context, ZA/UM was initially based as a collective of artwork and music, as detailed in a 2020 GamesRadar characteristic. It is said that, at its founding, ZA/UM merely needed to open a artistic outlet and thus gathered artists and writers who created music, work, and books – together with Kurvitz’s novel Sacred And Terrible Air, which is ready in the identical world as Disco Elysium.

In some follow-up tweets [1, 2], Luiga mentions {that a} sequel should occur, however it might take a very long time to return to fruition. He additionally notes that “The cash folks come from a background which says you gotta seize when you’ll be able to even when it the truth is doesn’t make a lot financial sense.”

We’ve shared the put up beneath in full.

I, Martin Luiga, a founding member and Secretary of the ZA/UM cultural affiliation, in addition to the assembler of many of the core workforce, am hereby dissolving the ZA/UM cultural affiliation (to not be confused with the ZA/UM firm, on which topic I might observe that neither Kurvitz, Hindpere nor Rostov are working there for the reason that finish of final yr and their leaving the corporate was involuntary. Which would appear like dangerous information for the loving followers which are ready for the Disco sequel.)

The cause for dissolving the cultural group is that it not represents the ethos it was based on. People and concepts are supposed to be everlasting; organizations might be momentary. I discover that the group was profitable total and many of the errors that have been made have been contingent, decided by the sociocultural situations we have been thrown into. I nonetheless encourage folks to arrange, and I might say that one of many qualities that the ZA/UM cultural group sorely lacked was just about any formal construction.

For some time, it was lovely. My sincerest due to all which have rooted for us.

Martin Luiga

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