DayZ Creator Comments on WarZ Debauchery

DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has been pretty quiet as of late, despite the string of crazy news stemming from the release of The War Z, a game many accuse of being too similar to DayZ in tone and gameplay. Hall broke his silence yesterday when he went on to the DayZ subreddit and wrote the following:

“I know I have been very quiet lately. So this will be really all I’ll say for the moment.

I’ve been pretty depressed about the whole situation. From a personal standpoint, this whole “saga” of the development made me seriously question if I wanted to be involved in the industry and I gave serious thought to cutting my losses and not being involved in the project.

At my Army Discharge medical this week, they noted I now have high blood pressure. Some things in life just aren’t worth worrying about.

I’ve been getting hammered by a massive amount with requests for information about DayZ release, interviews and my reactions to this and stuff and such – but for my own sanity I retreated and have kept to myself. Right now I’m just at home doing bits and pieces on the DayZ development. The rest of the DayZ team is doing the same.

I realize that I went back on my word about releasing an update, but went back into my shell for a bit last week, and I’ll come out when the dust is all settled.”

Keep it locked here for more information about DayZ, The War Z, and Mr. Hall.

(Thanks, Game Informer)