Dean Hall, the creator of DayZ, has claimed that the saga surrounding the launch of rival title The War Z made him consider quitting the industry.
The War Z was pulled from Steam yesterday following a raft of complaints from gamers due to false claims made in the game’s product listing.
“I've been pretty depressed about the whole situation. From a personal standpoint, this whole ‘saga’ of the development made me seriously question if I wanted to be involved in the industry and I gave serious thought to cutting my losses and not being involved in the project,” Hall said on Reddit.
“At my Army Discharge medical this week, they noted I now have high blood pressure. Some things in life just aren't worth worrying about.
“I've been getting hammered by a massive amount with requests for information about DayZ release, interviews and my reactions to this and stuff and such – but for my own sanity I retreated and have kept to myself. Right now I'm just at home doing bits and pieces on the DayZ development. The rest of the DayZ team is doing the same.
“I realize that I went back on my word about releasing an update, but went back into my shell for a bit last week, and I'll come out when the dust is all settled.”