Martin Luiga, the ex-developer of Disco Elysium that brought consideration to key figures being ‘involuntarily’ forced out of the studio, says he thinks it can be unlikely that ZA/UM Studio will make a sequel to the modern day traditional RPG.
Speaking to GamePressure, Luiga was considerably cagey about the instances of the departures of Robert Kurvitz, Helen Hindpere and Aleksander Rostov, but mentioned he doen’t imagine the remaining developers at the studio will make a Disco Elysium 2:
“I imagine ZA/UM Studio in its present-day sort will not be establishing the sequel and I am doubtful of the amount of men and women that left in the firm who also worked on the initial Disco.”
ZA/UM’s individual response to the information did mention a new venture in growth, but pointedly did not make distinct whether it was a Disco Elysium abide by-up. We’ve contacted ZA/UM for remark. [Update: ZA/UM declined to comment on this story.]
The fallout from Luiga’s initial concept – which introduced the dissolution of the ZA/UM cultural affiliation, an arts collective that spawned the studio and Disco Elysium – has found some admirers convert on the builders who keep on being at the studio, a little something he doesn’t help:
“I do imagine nevertheless that it won’t make feeling to be offensive towards the recent personnel of the enterprise. It is unlikely to improve their positions. The supervisors have a way of creating individuals trust them. Robert (Kurvitz) and other folks experienced entire have faith in in them till it was also late. It pays to remain polite, even if it really is tough – and I know that I have not been a incredibly hanging case in point at moments.”
Luiga also reported that he thinks Rostov, Hindpere and Kurvitz will stay in the industry put up-ZA/UM, and is deciding his individual future: “I assume the three will carry on producing games, as for myself, I have not decided the amount of my involvement as of however. Suitable now, it is mostly the period of pondering ideas and running our complications.”
Luiga manufactured clear that he isn’t really disclosing all he knows about the predicament, seemingly because of to concern of lawful reprisal, but said that the 3 essential developers had been “fired on wrong premises and the complete ordeal has been incredibly traumatizing for both equally them and individuals close to them.”
The upcoming of Disco Elysium will be a sore location for numerous lovers. In our rare 10/10 evaluate of Disco Elysium – The Remaining Lower, we claimed that it is a “unique blend of noir-detective fiction, traditional pen-and-paper RPGs, and a massive assisting of existentialist principle,” and the Final Lower elevates the sport from “an by now phenomenal RPG to a genuine will have to-perform masterpiece.”
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