Upcoming first-person shooter game Deadrop is continuing to make major strides, adding high-speed car battles to its latest update revealed at a flashy event in Las Vegas on Friday. Deadrop developers at Midnight Society—led by YouTube personality Herschel “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm, co-founder Quinn Delhoyo, CEO Sumit Gupta, and Studio Head Rob Bowling—hosted a live event for the “Snapshot VII” game update at the HyperX Arena. Fans attending Midnight Society’s Snapshot VII event were whisked off a hectic, carpeted casino floor at the pyramid-shaped Luxor hotel and into a slick, modern space. Deadrop merch hung around the entrance, which ushered guests toward a darkly-lit, two-tiered space that felt like a futuristic nightclub-turned-esports arena.
“When we set out to create Midnight Society, one of the things was we wanted to change and redefine the industry,” said Delhoyo, who previously worked as a game designer on Halo Infinite and Gears of War: Judgment, before the matches began. “We wanted to get the best in the industry talent, which we’ve talked about—the game team—and combine that with the very best community in gaming,” DelHoyo added.
Dr. Disrespect and a group of gamers and creators—including Dr. Lupo, Z Laner, Aims, and Cryptostache—played Deadrop before a large, standing audience. Among the crowd, a cosplayer sported Dr. Disrespect’s signature getup of a long black wig, matching mustache, reflective sunglasses, and a red combat vest.
In the new Deadrop game loop, players must drive from their “Hideout” garage to their matches, where they’ll have to eliminate other players, swipe loot, and successfully make their way on foot to an extraction point. Players can purchase early access to the game for $10, and vehicle packages cost $30 (neither are NFTs).
Deadrop will offer plenty of user-generated content (UGC) opportunities for enthusiastic players. Bowling shared that the vehicles in Deadrop have been designed by its team and aren’t from any real-world car brand. But could Lambos and McLarens, for instance, pop up in Deadrop in the future? While Bowling predicts that most Deadrop UGC will be original IP from creators, luxury car brands could jump into the game if they want.
Deadrop is continuing to make strides by adding high-speed car battles to their game. This update was revealed at a flashy event in Las Vegas on Friday. Players can purchase early access to the game and vehicle packages, and there will be plenty of user-generated content opportunities. Luxury car brands could also potentially join the game. This is great news for fans of the game as it shows the developers have an intent for growth. #Deadrop #gaming #FPS #NFTs #UGC
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