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Bohemia Interactive reportedly shut down Bratislava studio, ending support for DayZ

Published: 10:55, 25 April 2020
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Bohemia Interactive, the creators of DayZ have shut down their Bratislava Studio after several resignations from senior and lead developers, new rumour claims. Apparently, all that is left on DayZ is no more than ten people in Prague team.

According to the latest rumour , Bohemia Interactive studio in Bratislava is no more. The developer of the open-world survival title DayZ have apparently decided to shut down the studio after all senior and lead developers resigned and left. The rest of the development team have been fired.

Furthermore, the rumour states that most of the developers that left the studio have joined David Durcak's new THQ studio in Bratislava, Nine Rocks Games. David Durack is a former DayZ lead who left the company in 2019 to become the CEO of the new THQ studio that will develop shooter/survival games.

All that is left on DayZ is the live ops team in Prague according to Redditor snowbally who posted the details. Since the information is yet to be officially confirmed by Bohemia Interactive, we suggest you take it with a grain of salt, just like any other rumour or leak.

As some DayZ fans may know, shortly after DayZ 1.0 release, the developers promised that there will be no team restructuring and that 86 people are working on the game. However, soon after that, Bohemia confirmed that some team members moved to work on Enfusion tech last June, leaving DayZ with a much smaller development team.

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Whether this means that Bohemia Interactive are done with the game it remains to be seen. Recent Livonia DLC gave some hope to hardcore fans that more fresh content will be added to the game in 2020 but if the rumour is indeed true, that seems highly unlikely. 

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