Rocket is a cool guy, but even cool guys might get a bit up in arms when they learn that somebody is making their own mod of DayZ — and calling it DayZ Origins. And even using the same logo and everything. Okay, even I’m a little bit miffed on his behalf.
But Rocket? He’s cool with it. “The most personally satisfying part of making DayZ has been seeing the cottage industry crop up around it, and watching all this user created content pop up,” he said to Eurogamer. “There are some awesome, awesome ideas in the Origins mod, as well as in other mods like 2017″.
“It would seem a shame to destroy that kind of creativity by me getting upset about the name,” he added. “So my thoughts for the moment are really, ‘Wow, that’s cool,’ and then, ‘Aww shucks, there go my DayZ: Origins plans!’ From my personal perspective I had some plans that involved the use of DayZ Origins as a name and now, if I were to do what I was planning, then it would forever get confused with that [the DayZ Origins in this story].”
“But you can’t encourage creativity on one hand and beat it with a stick with another.”
Rocket previously blasted The War Z for mistreating its customers, a mistreatment that caused him to come under personal attack from friends and family members who mistakenly thought he was responsible.