Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm's big announcement was finally made Tuesday as the content creator icon introduced to fans and gamers alike his new AAA game studio, Midnight Society.
In partnership with seasoned gaming industry figures in Robert Bowling (Infinity Ward, Call of Duty) and Quinn DelHoyo (343 Industries, Halo, Gears of War), Dr Disrespect's new studio is said to be focusing on "delivering the best, most community-focused, online PvP multiplayer experience the world has ever seen."
From getting his own map in Rogue Company, to demanding for specific nerfs and teasing what his Halo Spartan skin would look like, among the emotions and ideas that Dr Disrespect has long worn on his sleeve is his passion for influencing game development.
Over the past year, there has been plenty of rumors and speculation that Dr Disrespect had a big announcement brewing, which only intensified in August when the streamer Tweeted that he was "looking for a Studio Head that's going to change the game."
Fast forward about four months later and it appears Dr Disrespect not only found the right person for the job but is also rapidly building momentum towards producing his first game.
According to the Midnight Society's first "Intercept" blog post, the studio has an online PvP multiplayer experience in the works that "is being built from the ground up on Unreal Engine 5 and will be made open to a ‘Day-Zero Community’ and major content creators from the earliest most iterations."
The studio also emphasized that they want to incorporate the hands-on experience of the community "at all stages of development" to drive the title's "feature prioritization" and "pivotal design decisions," as well as to "fuel innovation in the shooter genre."
"As a long-time player, streamer, and former game developer myself," Dr Disrespect said in the blog post, "I’ve often dreamed of creating awesome titles that entire communities can get behind from day one. My vision is to make games that defy the one-and-done publishing model and reward all those fans and influencers who make them a success. I’m so excited to show everyone what we have planned."
With its name, core leaders and game development process philosophy appeared to have formed a stable foundation, Midnight Society now has a variety of job openings open as the new studio looks to continue working towards finishing its first title.