Dr. Disrespect reveals reason behind Modern Warfare 2 demo ban
During the recent NFL Draft in Las Vegas, a few lucky fans were given the first glimpse at Modern Warfare 2. Popular streamer Dr. Disrespect, however, was not invited to the event, and he has revealed the reason.
The buzz surrounding Modern Warfare 2 has been difficult to ignore since it was officially unveiled on April 28, 2022. Understandably, fans cannot wait to get their hands on classic maps and weapons from the 2009 original title that will return to the new game of the series.
The 2022 NFL Draft was the first time this game was played in action for a lucky few NFL prospects and content creators. The demo drew many comments from people, including New York Jets player Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, who described it as “insane”.
Dr. Disrespect, who previously worked on Advanced Warfare as a map designer, was not among those who experienced Modern Warfare 2 for the first time.
Modern Warfare 2 demo excludes Dr. Disrespect because of Midnight Society
During a stream on May 10, Dr. Disrespect said that he noticed others were watching Warzone 2 footage while attending the NFL Draft in Las Vegas. It was actually Modern Warfare 2, not Warzone 2, that was being showcased. He went on to explain why he was not invited.
According to a tweet posted by the ModernWarzone, “he was not allowed to see early footage of #ModernWarfare2 at the NFL Draft because his new studio @12am is a competitor to Call of Duty and Warzone”.
“The Two-Time makes a couple of flip phone calls to find out there potentially was [a preview],” the star streamer said during the stream. “However, the Doc would not be invited because of the Midnight Society studio.”
Midnight Society, Dr. Disrespect’s studio, has been in the spotlight for some time now. Its ambitions to take on the likes of Warzone and Apex Legends in the battle royale sphere are no secret. Activision, the American video game publisher that owns the Call of Duty series, appears to have noticed and now regards Midnight Society as a competitor.
Instead of being disappointed or upset about not getting to watch the Modern Warfare 2 demo, Dr. Disrespect asserted that respect was a key reason he was not invited. He viewed it as a positive development for his newly-established game studio.
“It didn’t upset me, I totally got it, champs,” Dr. Disrespect said. “Think about that position, champs. I love it. Midnight Society [is] considered a competitor. I respect it. I liked it, actually.”
Furthermore, he said that he “preferred that answer” over being invited to watch the game demo. This showed a “respect factor” between the two companies.
Despite earning the respect of Activision Blizzard, it is unclear whether Midnight Society can win back the respect of some fans who expressed outrage over the integration of NFTs in its debut game.
We will find out over time whether all upcoming previews of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 exclude Dr. Disrespect. Even so, following the recent report that Midnight Society has hired Elder Scrolls and Halo developers, it is obvious that the streamer still intends to build a studio to compete with Call of Duty.