Dr Disrespect has talked about making a “vertical battle royale” for a long time now to challenge the likes of Warzone and Apex Legends. Now, it certainly looks on the cards thanks to a brand-new job listing on his website.
The Doc is an expert when it comes to battle royale games. Not only has he played everything from Apex Legends to Warzone, but he’s also lived up to his motto of violence, speed, and momentum on the battlefield.
But his talents run a little deeper than that. He’s interested in game design, too. He helped design a Rogue Company map and wants to team up with Riot Games to design one in Valorant, too. And he’s hellbent on the idea of building his own game to take on the big dogs.
In 2018, he shared details on an inventive battle royale game concept he had in mind. Now, all these years later, it looks like the project is entirely legit, after Dr Disrespect showed viewers a sneak peek and a newly-discovered job posting.
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In May 2021, fans spotted a folder named ‘GameIdea_1’ on display in the background of the Two-Time’s stream. On August 9, 2021, viewers finally built up the courage to ask him what was inside. He hesitated at first, saying, “I don’t want to tease. Maybe I’m looking at something. I’ll let you know when it’s time.”
But he eventually caved in and opened the folder, showing them what was inside. “This will be the last sneak peek,” he said before showing them some epic concept art from his game with the working title, ‘Vertical BR.’
The art shows two sectors within a massive building, including a machine room and a balcony atop some clouds.
It ties into what he’s said in the past about the game revolving around a fire that starts at the bottom of the building. As players fight each other they also must try to ascend and escape using various exit points.
Dr Disrespect game studio confirmed
On August 10, 2021 it was also discovered that Doc had posted a “help wanted” ad on the Champions Club website looking for a gaming studio head to “take the game industry by storm.”
“The studio plans to forge a partnership with a select list of mega influencers and then work closely with them to launch their dream gaming title,” the job posting reads. “Those gaming titles will either be incubated and developed OR partner/co develop with existing indie game developers and launched as mega titles.”
That’s all we know about Dr Disrespect’s potential new battle royale game so far. It’s an exciting concept that just might have the potential to challenge giants like Apex Legends and Warzone.