Dean Hall, the lead developer for the ARMA II mod: DayZ and the DayZ Standalone, will be stepping down from his role of lead developer of Bohemia Interactive by the end of this year. Hall announced that he plans to leave the company and start his own company. In an interview for Eurogamer, Hall explained how being a lead developer for Bohemia Interactive was like “Cooking in another person’s kitchen.” Hall says that this movement was the best intentions for the players and the community of DayZ.
The players of DayZ should not be frightened by this, Hall promises “The thing is, if I’m involved in the project, I’ll be fighting anybody on the project to make sure it’s good, so for the rest of the year, I’m there.” In the same interview Hall compares himself to Notch, the lead developer of Minecraft, as Notch stepped down from being the lead developer of Minecraft.
This might be the end of DayZ for Dean Hall, as he believed that it was, “a flawed game” but we should expect more multiplayer games from Dean Hall, “The perfect Multiplayer… I want to chase that.”
You can read the full interview with Eurogamer here.
I first started my life as a gamer on the Christmas of 2001- that was when my father purchased the first Playstation for me- throughout the years the gaming industry evolved and so did my love for gaming, for me gaming was not just a past time—it turned into a passion. Currently I am in college for game design and business in efforts that one day I can change the world of gaming forever.