Dr Disrespect is selling NFT beta access to his game that doesn’t exist yet

In December 2021, Dr. Disrespect, aka Guy Beahm, co-founded a new game studio called Midnight Society with former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling and Halo 5 multiplayer designer Quinn Delhoyo. What exactly the studio is doing has yet to be revealed, beyond promising it will be “the most community-centric online PVP multiplayer experience the world has ever seen”, but a new post from blog shed more light on the community-aspect focus, which will include NFT sales.

“As we focus on building the best new multiplayer PVP first-person shooter, we seek to leverage the collective strength of our Day Zero community to step in during the crucial early stages of project development,” said said Robert, head of studio Midnight Society. Bowling explained. “It means building an infrastructure that enables active participants in our community to experience environments, weapons, movement, and other gameplay fundamentals at a stage where their feedback, input, and advice can be incorporated.”

Most studios rely on various forms of beta testing for this stuff, but Midnight Society is instead releasing a Founders Access Pass that will allow holders to play early builds, access Discord channels, and vote on the “key design decisions”. Founders Access Pass owners will also have the option to craft a unique, swappable visor design, procedurally generated and with varying, presumably random, rarity levels. However, it’s unclear if these designs will actually appear in-game: the message only states that the design “acts as your identity within the Midnight Society and can be used as your verified avatar inside and out. ‘outside the community’.

(Image credit: Midnight Society)

The Founders Access Pass will be limited to a “restricted group” of 10,000 community members, who will have the option to spend $50 to get one. There will, however, be other series of passes in the future, created “using environmentally friendly NFT technology, and each with a unique theme,” Bowling wrote. After a 30-day lockdown period, buyers will be free to sell their passes on open marketplaces like Opensea.