Dean “Rocket” Hall, the outspoken creator of the DayZ mod and the standalone Early Access game says he will be leaving Bohemia Interactive by the end of the year. In an interview with Eurogamer, Hall confesses that he intends to go back to New Zealand to start his own studio to continue chasing his dream multiplayer concept.
“I feel like DayZ is a fundamentally flawed concept,” he went on, “and I’ve always recognised that. It’s not the perfect game; it’s not the multiplayer experience, and it never can be, [with] the absolute spark that I want in it.”
Bohemia Interactive says they were aware of Dean Hall’s plans and that the DayZ project will continue after his departure.