If you have been following the career of Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm, then you’ll know it’s been a chaotic yet successful one. Disrespect initially began his career into gaming with a job as a level designer for the popular FPS series Call of Duty. However, as many of you will know, he found a huge fan base and built a career as a streamer on Twitch not long after that. Since then he has amassed a huge following, became a cult figure within the gaming industry and now, it seems that the former Sledgehammer employee wants to jump into the world of game development.
An Ambitious Move
Dr. Disrespect recently announced that he would be founding a game studio ‘with a unique twist’ and has requested the services of an established AA/AAA director to help co-found the studio and manage this project. While the studio doesn’t yet have a name or an IP to their name, it does seem that Beahm has a vision. He suggested that the studio will be working in “partnership with a select list of mega influencers” to ensure that the product they make is their collective dream game. This will be a game made by streamer and influencers, for streamers and influencers, and will focus primarily on the PC gamer market.
Not Without Controversy
It wouldn’t be like Dr. Disrespect to not couple this news with some controversy. According to the popular streamer, it seems he finally knows why Twitch decided to permanently ban him over a year ago from the platform. News that was shared on a recent stream and while the Doc isn’t willing to divulge what happened, he is willing to share with his fans that he intends to sue the heck out of them.
During the stream a fan asked in chat if the Doc knew why he was banned, to which he replied “Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I’ve known for months now.” This news that is being held close to the chest of Beahm has got the fans excited and hooked on his streams to see if any more information will be drip fed, however, it is yet to be seen if this is just a means of grabbing the attention of gamers out there or a genuine court case in waiting. We guess only time will tell.
Regardless, we can only assume that the game studio project will offer some respite from the ongoing Twitch discussion and perhaps we may even get a game that is worth the wait from this proposed studio.
So that’s our news regarding Dr Disrespect’s new game studio. What do you make of the news? Do you think this is all just a another stunt? Or do you think the Doc has a plan worth waiting for? I know I’m looking forward to see where he goes with going into game development. Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts.