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Midnight Society reacts as fans accuse developer of stealing Cyberpunk 2077 images

The game studio of Dr. Disrespect, Midnight Society shut down claims they stole images from CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer telling Dexerto that it’s a placeholder from early web design.

dr Disrespect made waves after announcing the launch of his game studio, Midnight Society. However, the internet was torn over his decision to give 10,000 players early access to his first game in the form of Founders Pass NFTs.

The twice-assured NFTs for fans were not required to play the game, would not alter the gaming experience, and were intended to provide Champions Club members with a way to own a piece of studio history.

However, further backlash erupted in the studio following the Apex Legends streamer Inhuman pointed out that they used art from Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer at their websiteleading some fans to conclude they stole it.

Dr Disrespect with Midnight Society logo
Dr Disrespect/Midnight Society

Midnight Society has been accused of using “stolen” art on its website.

Inhuman posted a screenshot comparing the graphic used on the Midnight Society’s website to the scene in the trailer: “The first frame on the website for the new Dr. Disrespect is from the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer.”

However, it only appears for a brief moment, leading him to conclude, “It’s probably just a placeholder error, or they’re actually working with CDPR as a cyberpunk collab, which would be pretty cool.”

After Dexerto reached out for comment, a Midnight Society spokesperson said, “This appears to be a placeholder image from the early days of web design. It was chosen to convey mood. It should have been exchanged for one of ours.”

“We’re fixing that, and at this time Midnight Society has no plans to work with CD Projekt Red.”

The image from the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer will soon be removed from the Midnight Society website.

https://www.dexerto.com/gaming/dr-disrespect-midnight-society-accused-stealing-cyberpunk-2077-art-1787129/ Midnight Society reacts as fans accuse developer of stealing Cyberpunk 2077 images

Emma Bowman

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