Midnight Society Postpones Second DEADROP Snapshot Test To Ease “Crunch”

Midnight Society has postponed their second snapshot test for DEADROP by two weeks until September 20. Studio head Robert Bowling told players they were behind schedule but didn’t want to “crack” employees and release a rushed product.

The studio of Dr. Disrespect, Midnight Society, have been working hard on their debut title DEADROP. While information was scarce for some time, the developers tease it via snapshots every few weeks.

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

However, the second snapshot test scheduled for September 9 is delayed after it became clear to Midnight Society that they would not meet the deadline without “cracking” the team. As a result, it has been moved to September 20.

“The second snapshot introduces some massive new gameplay systems that form 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 remaining work to get the second snapshot out the door to the quality bar we demand for our community, it was clear that it would only be possible if the team worked well beyond normal working hours.

“That’s not the kind of studio that Midnight Society is. We won’t ship a broken experience simply to meet a deadline, and we won’t burn out our team to give it the quality we demand. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the release of the second snapshot until September 20.”

The extra time will prevent Midnight Society from rushing development and will ultimately give players a better experience when they participate in the second test of the game.

Bowling added on Twitter “While we always aim for a build delivery every six weeks, we are not a big publisher and are not afraid to put off snapshot drops if it means maintaining a healthy work culture and delivering a high-quality build to our community. to deliver.”

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 conversations surrounding it, this will likely be the core of the vertical extraction shooter experience.

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