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DayZ creator Dean Hall is to step away from the hit game later this year, he's told Eurogamer. Hall will leave the game – currently in an Alpha state – in the hands of a team at Bohemia.

"I am a grenade," he explained. "I have a specific use. I'm really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I've always been good at that in my life. Like you say, maybe I've got the gift of the gab, so I can talk, I can explain something, I can talk people up to the ledge and get them to jump off it.

"That's what I did with DayZ; I've done it twice now [once with the mod, again with the standalone] - two new code teams have separately done it."

Hall says that whilst it's good to get a project started, he's convinced he's not the person who should be guiding the game forward.

"But eventually, that's the bad person to have," he added. "Eventually, you don't want the guy telling you to go over the top and get through. So at some point I'll be a disaster for the project, at least in a leadership role."

"It's kind of like cooking in someone else's kitchen," he added. "I don't want to be constantly telling Bohemia that this is how I do it and this is the way we do it."

Hall intends to start a new studio back in his home country of New Zealand with the aim to create a perfect multiplayer game.

Last month, Hall said that he wishes to create the "ultimate virtual world survival game" once his work on DayZ was completed.

Source: Eurogamer

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Bretty

And thus my issue with alpha build full price purchases and putting games up via Kickstarter has another reference to quote when I say it's not a stable enough business model.
Posted 13:38 on 24 February 2014
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TomZeWolf

So he releases an ALPHA of his game, then leaves the project (potentially) before it is finished? Seems like a dick move to me.
Posted 13:24 on 24 February 2014
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Kainag

So all those people that bought the game on early access...... expect a sub par full release?

I guess they made enough money on DayZ already anyway. *sigh*
Posted 12:52 on 24 February 2014

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Release Date: 16/12/2013
Developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Publisher: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Genre: Survival Horror
Rating: TBC
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