People Make Games has released a new piece exploring the financial background and extensive interviews with most of the players in the conflict between ZA/UM and the creatives behind Disco's setting and writing. It's a mind-bogging complicated back story showing the many business connections between far more people than are publicly in the discussion.
Disco Elysium is a profoundly important game to me. My key take away, as many things in life are, is that two things can be true. Kurvitz may be a brilliant artist and a asshole. The shareholders of ZA/UM may have fired him for toxicity but also be embezzling money. The fact that these sorts of actions and people reflect from the creative work of the game remains...ironic? If that the right use of ironic? It's a beautifully synchronistic melody of sadness.
Even if Kurvitz and Kompus and the rest are all proven as villains, and Disco Elysium was tainted from the start, it will remain as a work something I cherish and admire on the merit of itself. And I feel that specific work speaks to us to question everything, including it's creators and itself. So please, wherever your opinions fall on this, please stay civil in this forum if you comment.
Anyway, here the the video. It's long, it's good journalism and if Disco means anything to you, it's probably a required watch.