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Midnight Society delays second instant DEADROP test to ease ‘crunch’

Posted: 2022-09-07T01:10:00

Updated: 2022-09-07T01:04:55

Midnight Society has delayed its second instant test for DEADROP by two weeks until September 20. Studio head Robert Bowling told the players they were late, but didn’t want to “crush” the employees and release a rushed product.

Dr Disrespect’s studio, Midnight Society, has been hard at work on their debut title DEADROP. While information was scarce for a while, the developers teased it via snapshots every few weeks.

The first DEADROP snapshot test went live on July 29, with players getting a taste of the game’s “core player movement and weapon systems.”

However, the second instant test scheduled for September 9 has been delayed after it became clear to Midnight Society that they wouldn’t meet the deadline without “crushing” the team. It has therefore been postponed to September 20.

“The second snapshot introduces massive new gameplay systems that are the foundation of the DEADROP experience. We can’t wait to get it into the hands of our variants and play it together, but waiting is exactly what we need to do” said studio head Robert Bowling.

“After discussing the work remaining to get the second quality bar door snapshot we demand for our community, it was clear that this would only be possible if the team worked well beyond normal working hours. .

“It’s not the kind of studio that Midnight Society is. We won’t ship a broken experience just to meet a deadline and we won’t burn out our team in order to get the quality we demand. Therefore, we have decided to delay the publication of the second snapshot until September 20th.

The extra time will allow Midnight Society to not rush development and ultimately provide players with a better experience when taking part in the game’s second test.

Bowling added on Twitter “While we will always aim for a build delivery every six weeks, we are not a big publisher and are not afraid to delay snapshot deliveries if it means maintaining a healthy working culture and delivering a high build. quality to our community.”

Details on exactly what will be included in the September 20 snapshot for DEADROP are not yet public, but given how early it is and the talk surrounding it, it will likely be central to the extraction shooter experience. vertical.