Disco Elysium Studio throws key staff into “unintentional” shakeups

A Medium post by a co-founder of studio Disco Elysium and art collective ZA/UM raised eyebrows over the weekend by suggesting that many of the key creative leads behind the game have left the company. Now, three of those executives have confirmed that they no longer work at the acclaimed developer, leaving fans to wonder what exactly happened.

The three employees in question are lead writer and designer Robert Kurvitz, lead artist Aleksander Rostov, and writer Helen Hindpere. The Medium post in question, written by Martin Luiga–a founding member of ZA/UM and editor at Disco Elysium–announced the dissolution of ZA/UM as an art collective, as well as the departures of Kurvitz, Rostov, and Hindpere.