Famous streamer Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm unveiled his brand new AAA game studio ‘Midnight Society’ on Tuesday morning. The new study promises to ‘turn the tables’ on traditional game development by including players in the earliest testing phases of the game to ensure the game is on track from the start.
“We’re turning the table on the traditional video game development model and embracing the ‘Day Zero Community,'” the front page of the Midnight Society website states. “That means we include our players – yes, you – from the earliest beginnings. It could be testing reload times and recoil patterns in a shooting range or jumping into the first PVP sessions ever. No more” I hope this game gets good. “Be there when your voice can actually make an impact because we want to hear it. Really.”
The introductory staff of the study include:
- Co-founder Dr Disrespect
- Co-founder and study leader Rober Bowling,
- Co-founder and creative director Quin DelHoyo
- Co-founder and CEO Sumit Gupta
- Gameplay engineer Ryan Thompson
- Concept artist Eric Hallquist
- Marketing and PR HB Duran
The studio, which uses the @ 12am handle on Twitter, was previously teased back in August when Doc posted a tweet looking for a study leader and co-founder. He has also teased his intention to build a “Vertical BR” at the time, though no new information has been revealed about what game the Midnight Society is working on, other than a single cryptic screenshot that Doc has shown previously. Dr Disrespect traditionally plays FPS titles, so it’s safe to assume this will be an FPS game.
For those interested in working in the Midnight Society, they have posted several remote posts on the website.
The streaming community is responding to Dr Disrespect’s study announcement
There was a huge stream of support for Doc’s move on Tuesday. Streamers like CouRage, Nick Mercs, FaZe Kalei and many others posted encouraging and enthusiastic messages in response to the news.
Clearly, there is a lot of excitement surrounding Dr Disrespect’s endemic game design, which promises to bring a new model and focus to his game, in the midst of a disappointing year for many FPS fans, as games like Battlefield, Vanguard and Halo continue to to receive backlash from their various communities. We can expect more announcements and details about the Midnight Society soon.