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    DayZ’s creater Dean Hall has retreated into his shell on the back of all the War Z controversy which ultimately led to the removal of War Z from steam a couple of days ago.

    For the past few weeks DayZ’s main competitor War Z has been under fire from the gaming community for false advertising, trying to sell an unfinished product and general tomfoolery.

    In a post on Reddit, DayZ’s Hall explained why he has been “quite quiet” following all the recent controversy.

    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.

    With many gamers now turning their backs on War Z, Hall and the Bohemia Interactive are in a very strong position to clean up with zombie survival fans if they get the game polish right for the retail version.

    Watching a community turn against a developer is not exactly pleasant viewing and perhaps Hall and his colleagues are concerned that there are now much higher expectations for DayZ on the back of a lacklustre War Z.

    Update: War Z game is patched and players are being banned.

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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