Writing on Reddit yesterday, Hall said the accused clone "hasn't made [his] life very pleasant":
I am angry about the WarZ. I'm very angry. I'm quite hurt personally because anyone can see how similar the words are, and while the average gamer knows the difference individual people don't. I've had family members/close friends mistake the difference and confront me about what they believed was unethical behavior they thought I was making. I really don't think anyone can understand just quite how exasperated that can make you feel when you've gambled everything on something, put your whole self and reputation on the line. So it hasn't made my life very pleasant and I disagree entirely with the conduct and how consumers have been treated.
Hall recently announced that the standalone version of DayZ would go into closed testing soon.
DayZ creator Dean Hall says he's ♥♥♥♥♥♥ about The War Z, the controversial zombie game that seems have cloned a ton of DayZ's elements, including theme, genre, and title.