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.”