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Unanswered Questions We Have About Dr Disrespect's Game

Dr Disrespect, a.k.a. Guy Beahm, has toyed with the idea of developing his own game before. Now, he's finally bringing that vision to life. The Doc recently announced the start of his new gaming studio and its search for management. This unnamed studio will develop an unspecified game, presumably some iteration of the "vertical battle royale" concept that Dr Disrespect has teased in the past.

The Two Time Champion's announcement on Twitter, along with an accompanying job listing on his website, lays out his partnership with BoomTV and their plans to create "a AA/AAA gaming studio" — a high mark to reach. However, the Doc's professional background in game design and recent work designing a map for "Rogue Company" suggest that he has the potential to develop a game that can challenge the likes of "Call of Duty" and "Apex Legends." 

Given the studio isn't fully established yet, the Doc's battle royale game likely hasn't progressed beyond the earliest talks and pre-production. Of course, this hasn't has stopped fans from speculating about the upcoming title as the studio hunts for talent. Here are just a few of the unanswered questions about the Doc's mysterious new battle royale game.

What will the maps look like and how do they work?

The Doc has already revealed a few things about his "Vertical BR." As the working title would imply, the game is a vertical battle royale, meaning the fight escalates up series of floors, instead of across fields. In other words, the layout for Doc's game makes it more like a battle tower than a battlefield. Dr Disrespect also pitched the idea of a fire that started at the bottom of the building and spread upwards as players fought, ascended, and escaped through various exits. 

He showcased concept art for two sectors within a larger building. One sector looked like a steaming-hot machine room, and the other looked like a cloud-covered rooftop. They were labeled "Sector 3 Wingsuit Platform Extraction" and "Sector 5 Machinery Floor," so it's likely that even more sector numbers will fill the gaps around these numbers. It's unclear how many sectors and floors will be available and what the theme of the overall building is, though. Perhaps each floor will have a different theme, adding to the chaos and the overall challenge of the escape.

When the Doc revealed the contents of his "Game Idea" folder to his fans, he explained that it would be "the last sneak peek" they would be getting for his vertical battle royale. The final product will most likely resemble the concept art that he shared with his audience, but it's too soon to tell. 

What weapons and customization options are in the game?

Dr Disrespect hasn't gone in-depth on what kind of weapons to expect in his game. Most shooters include assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns, and pistols as a baseline. "Fortnite," "Call of Duty: Warzone," and "Valorant" are just a few examples of games that include these types of weapons — and the Doc has played each them extensively in the past. Furthermore, each game has a unique way of organizing a player's offensive options through a loadout, class system, or inventory. These systems enable players to strategically choose weapons and pair them with tactical and lethal equipment for a gameplay experience that matches their play style.

The Doc originally compared the idea for his battle royale to the "Rainbow Six" series, so there's a good chance it will be a first-person shooter with many kinds of guns and explosives. However, some shooters have incorporated more unconventional equipment — like "Fortnite" with its harpoon guns – so fans will just have to wait and see which direction Doc goes in. If it's anything like "Call of Duty: Warzone," the weapons will likely be grounded in reality — and hopefully won't have any overpowered vehicles.

Can Doc's game stream on Twitch?

Dr Disrespect's Twitch ban is one of the most mysterious subjects of streamer gossip because the public doesn't know the exact reason why he was banned. Twitch even needed to create new rules to more thoroughly erase Doc from the platform. It banned users from inviting Doc on their streams and reportedly punished one streamer for cosplaying as Dr Disrespect. The drama surrounding Dr Disrespect's ban was so intense that some fans wondered if it was even safe to stream "Rogue Company" with the Dr Disrespect character skin equipped.

Twitch seems to punish those who visually represent Dr Disrespect in any way, even those who dress up like him. Notably, the platform hasn't set rules prohibiting games featuring levels that the Doc designed, like those in "Call of Duty" or "Rogue Company." It's possible that the Doc's game could be streamed without any issues, so long as any direct references to his banned persona are kept to a minimum.