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Rocket posted this today on the DayZ forums:
I don't find anything funny about it all all.
When someone shits in the pool, it floats by us all.
Businessmen don't care for your tears after you have paid them money. And nor to do I. I am here to try and make great computer games, not play politics and trade insults. I don't care what the truth is, I don't care what the result is. There are no winners. There is no victory. This is all pointless bollocks, this is why I quit the video game industry before. So much bullshit, hype, insane fanboy/girlism. Consumerism. When I said that money would ruin everything, some people mocked me. Well. Here it is. The bed has been made, and I'll be damned if everyone is now not going to sleep in it.
I've had enough.
I will do no further media interviews until DayZ standalone is out. None.
I wanted to try and make a great game and all that happens is a damn circus. I'm not just talking about the subject product here, the whole thing is a damn circus and I want nothing to do with that. I will be trying my best to make a great game, and I will quit and fall on my sword if I do not believe the product is good enough to release. Please do not continue to fill my Facebook, twitter, and email with gleeful or otherwise comments. I'm here to make a game.
Consumers, you need to wake up. This is your industry. Sure, indie developers are doing well now but that could rapidly change. Act like a rational person, and if you are a rational person, start trying to bring it into your industry. The only thing that matters is how you spend your money. Nothing else, nothing at all, will impact.
There are two things in the last two months I have grown to despise in this industry:
Both, I have learned, are just industry code for "profit". Free-to-play (or microtransactions, I see no practical difference) would be on that list if it wasn't for the sense of inevitability thanks to consumer behavior.
Well, nobody pays for a game my name is on before you can try it out. And it will be designed for its challenge, not its accessibility. My games will be inaccessible. There are plenty of accessible games. I want challenging games with meaning.
Seriously if this whole circus, and I'm talking about both 'sides' and also all the media circus that goes on around DayZ in general... if that is the impact that I've made on the video game industry - then I'm ashamed to have been a part of it.
Can't disagree with any of it, lets hope the stand alone game meets his high standards and we see it later this year.