January 30, 2023

Key members of Disco Elysium ZA/UM are stated to have left the corporate “forcibly”.

In a Medium publish titled “The Dissolution of the ZA/UM Cultural Affiliation,” Martin Luiga, who was the editor of the acclaimed Disco Elysium, acknowledged that author and designer Robert Kurwitz, author Helen Hidnpere, and lead artwork and design developer Alexander Rostov have all left the corporate.

“I observe that neither Kurvitz, nor Hindpere, nor Rostov have been working there because the finish of final 12 months and their departure from the corporate was compelled,” wrote Luiga.

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The publish additionally introduced the demise of the ZA/UM Cultural Affiliation. This collective was a separate group for developer ZA/UM, who continued to develop Disco Elysium, though each the ZA/UM Cultural Affiliation and developer ZA/UM nonetheless had the identical employees.

“I consider that the group as a complete was profitable, and many of the errors made had been unintended, because of the socio-cultural circumstances wherein we discovered ourselves,” Luiga stated.

“I nonetheless encourage folks to return collectively, and I’d say that one of many issues that the ZA/UM cultural group was sorely missing was the formal construction.”

This raised issues a couple of deliberate sequel to Disco Elysium which was in early growth. Luiga acknowledged on Twitter that whereas the sequel may take “a hell of numerous time”, progress on the brand new recreation was “candy sufficient”.

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Disco Elysium was launched in 2019 to unbelievable vital acclaim. It at present ranks at quantity 91 on the assessment aggregator Metacritic.

The definitive version of the acclaimed detective RPG that gained three awards on the BAFTA Video games Awards 2020 and two awards on the Sport Builders Selection Awards 2020 will launch on PS4, PS5, PC and Mac in March 2021.