Disco Elysium - The Dissolution of the ZA/UM Cultural Association

While it can be hard at times for us regular people to parse what the artistic types are trying to say at any given moment, this Medium post from one of ZA/UM Studio's founders Martin Luiga seems to pretty much confirm that the team's core is no longer with the studio and we shouldn't expect a proper Disco Elysium sequel anytime soon.

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I, Martin Luiga, a founding member and Secretary of the ZA/UM cultural association, as well as the assembler of most of the core team, am hereby dissolving the ZA/UM cultural association (not to be confused with the ZA/UM company, on which subject I would note that neither Kurvitz, Hindpere nor Rostov are working there since the end of last year and their leaving the company was involuntary. Which would seem like bad news for the loving fans that are waiting for the Disco sequel.)

The reason for dissolving the cultural organization is that it no longer represents the ethos it was founded on. People and ideas are meant to be eternal; organizations may well be temporary. I find that the organization was successful overall and most of the mistakes that were made were contingent, determined by the sociocultural conditions we were thrown into. I still encourage people to organize, and I would say that one of the qualities that the ZA/UM cultural organization sorely lacked was pretty much any formal structure.

For a while, it was beautiful. My sincerest thanks to all that have rooted for us.

Martin Luiga