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‘DayZ’ creator Dean Hall steps down, plans to start his own game studio

25
Feb
2014

Dean Hall rose to fame when he built DayZ, a game that forces players to survive in a cruel, broken world. So perhaps its fitting that Hall himself is going it alone once more. Today, Hall told Eurogamer that hes stepping down as leader of the DayZ project, and hes leaving the game studio, Bohemia Interactive, which hired him to make a game out of his original mod. Given that Hall dreamt of becoming a game developer and DayZ is still woefully incomplete, why leave it behind now? Eurogamer has a full interview about the particulars, including his belief that he cant stop arguing with the development team — I am a grenade, says Hall — and his desire to return to his native New Zealand. Whatever the reasons though, Hall says his days as a game developer arent over, not even where DayZ is concerned.

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