The studio's purpose: to partner with "mega influencers" and build their dream game.
Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm is looking to launch his own game development studio, according to a job posting listed on his Champion's Club website. It's a major but in some ways unsurprising move for the streamer, considering he used to work at Call of Duty developer Activision as a level designer before deciding to spend his life wearing a wig and sunglasses.
The unnamed studio, however, does have one surprising thing about it: It will make games by collaborating with different "mega influencers.
Right now only a studio head position is listed, presumably as a first step toward outlining the project, but the job description does give some insights into how the studio will supposedly function. "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 ad reads. "Those gaming titles will either be incubated and developed OR partner/co develop with existing indie game developers and launched as mega titles."
A lot of games already make influencers a major part of their marketing strategy, so joining forces with influencers to design and promote games from pre-alpha to launch is perhaps the natural next step for these business arrangements. The application also mentions esports and monetization, which gives some major clues as to what types of games Beahm is hoping to create—free-to-play competitive shooters, anyone?
LOOKING FOR COFOUNDERSSTUDIO HEAD, GAME DIRECTOR AND TECHNICAL Dr Disrespect, in partnership with BoomTV, is building a new type of AAA game studio. The studio will develop, and partner with, a slate of innovative multiplayer titles alongside a select list of Mega Influencers. Both internally...