Dean Hall To Leave Bohemia And Step Down As DayZ Lead

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 5:30 PM
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DayZ creator Dean Hall has sensationally revealed that he will be leaving developer Bohemia Interactive by the end of this year, leaving the development of the now standalone Arma mod to the team he is currently leading.

The zombie survival simulator has been a runaway success for Hall but he will be leaving Bohemia to start off his own studio in his home country of New Zealand. His focus here will, once again, be on attempting to create the perfect multiplayer game…

Speaking in an interview at the DayZ Standalone office in central Prague, Hall said; "I am a grenade. I have a specific use. I'm really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I've always been good at that in my life. Like you say, maybe I've got the gift of the gab, so I can talk, I can explain something, I can talk people up to the ledge and get them to jump off it.

"That's what I did with DayZ; I've done it twice now [once with the mod, again with the standalone] - two new code teams have separately done it.

"But eventually, that's the bad person to have. Eventually, you don't want the guy telling you to go over the top and get through. So at some point I'll be a disaster for the project, at least in a leadership role.

He certainly sounds like a proverbial grenade. Hall stressed that he will be happy to stay at Bohemia for as long as the team needs his help, adding that it would be unfair to leave DayZ immediately in a crucial stage of its development.

What sort of impact do you think this will have on the development of DayZ?

Hall has said previously that he’s chasing the perfect multiplayer game. What do you think this would be?

Empty your BRAAAAIIINS below!

 

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23:34 Mar-11-2015

"Hall has said previously that he’s chasing the perfect multiplayer game."


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All I gotta say. In that case, maybe it's a good thing to leave.

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19:19 Feb-25-2014

Zero impact with him leaving, maybe less types of shoes to choose from...
best multiplayer game: sex
i love dayz, or as i call it. "running simulator

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03:09 Feb-25-2014

Well as long as it doesn't go to consoles

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16:41 Feb-25-2014

Why shouldn't they get it? You picked PC and they picked Consoles :/ So please explain why they shouldn't get it.

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23:47 Feb-25-2014

Well they prob wont anyways because this game has a lot of buttons

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01:29 Feb-25-2014

I don't think it will have any impact. He's only stepping down as the lead (at the end of the year, not right now), he's not abandoning DayZ. To those who love to come to rash conclusions - read Rocket's Twitter and reddit, stop spreading stupidity around.

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22:58 Feb-24-2014

Stop "behomiing"! It's Bohemia and it means Czech in some old language. Don't know how you call it.

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22:18 Feb-24-2014

just when i had some hope in this game .

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21:18 Feb-24-2014

Proud people of BEHOMIA unite!

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19:56 Feb-24-2014

Well r.i.p dayz behomia is going to kill dayz and ruin it :/

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19:15 Feb-24-2014

NZ > world. :D

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18:33 Feb-24-2014

Maybe he got jealous of Project Zomboid's near perfect portrayal of a zombie apocalypse when he played it, after all he did host a server for the MP. :p

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18:22 Feb-24-2014

Fix that "Behomia" in article name.

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18:20 Feb-24-2014

lol @ Behomia ^_^

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18:17 Feb-24-2014

First Levine and now Hall. Being a big shot in this business probably is anything but fun and games.

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17:32 Feb-24-2014

I certainly hope it will not impact the game too much, as it promises to be the best zombie survival game in history of gaming when it's finished

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