Dr Disrespect criticizes Call of Duty for prioritizing skins over gameplay – Popular YouTuber Dr Disrespect, known for his candid opinions on the gaming industry, has been vocal about yet another situation in the gaming industry. He recently criticized Call of Duty and other video games for allocating excessive resources to cosmetic items at the expense of gameplay.
During a YouTube stream, Dr Disrespect expressed frustration with the increasing emphasis on in-game skins, particularly in titles like Call of Duty. He pointed out the example of CoD’s Spawn skin, speculating on the significant cost incurred by Activision to incorporate the comic character into the game.
Dr Disrespect criticizes Call of Duty for prioritizing skins over gameplay
The streamer questioned the industry’s focus on creating high-production video pieces for skin reveals, highlighting a departure from the gaming culture he grew up with. Dr Disrespect conveyed his surprise at the level of enthusiasm surrounding skin reveals, emphasizing his desire to bring the industry back to its roots of emphasizing gameplay and the joy of interacting with games.
While acknowledging the success of single-player games and RPGs, he expressed concern that too much talent is being diverted to cosmetics, and multiplayer aspects are not receiving enough attention.
In a passionate remark, Dr Disrespect called for innovative multiplayer experiences, expressing a desire for a large-scale Battle Royale game set in a Cyberpunk-style environment with extensive player involvement.
“How much do you think it cost them to get Spawn in there? Like a million or something? And then they put the production into that video. They’re making high-level production video pieces on new skins in the game!” he exclaimed.
Dr Disrespect’s studio, Midnight Society, is currently developing the extraction shooter “Deadrop,” sparking anticipation about its potential to embody the streamer’s vision for a revitalized gaming culture. The game’s success is seen as pivotal in the ongoing debate within the gaming community, which centers on finding the right balance between cosmetic content and core gameplay.
As enthusiasts eagerly await its release, questions linger about whether “Deadrop” will deliver the multiplayer experience envisioned by Dr Disrespect.