Some of the main creatives behind Disco Elysium left the ZA/UM studio involuntarily.
Martin Luiga, editor on the acclaimed game, revealed that Robert Kurvitz, writer and designer of Disco Elysium, Helen Hidnpere, writer, and Aleksander Rostov, one of the main responsible for the artistic design, have left the company.
“I would take into account that Kurvitz, Hindpere and Rostov have not been working there since late last year and left the company involuntarily.”
This reveal has raised a lot of concerns about the status of the Disco Elysium sequel, but Luiga says things are going well, but it will take a long time to reach players, something that RPG fans are already used to, he says.
The sequel to one of 2019’s biggest hits is highly anticipated and this revelation suggests that something is going wrong at the studio, especially when it comes to involuntary departures.
Rostov, co-founder of ZA/UM, confirmed that Helen, Robert and himself are no longer working at the studio, but did not share details on why he left or if he has plans to create a new studio.