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The Evolving Future of Game Quality Assurance

The Evolving Future of Game Quality Assurance

We all know games are becoming larger and more complex. It’s only when we actually look back at the products on the market just a few short years ago that we notice just how rapidly this technology is evolving, both in proficiency and diversity. While this is good news for gamers, the mountain of expectation continues to grow at an alarming rate for those tasked with ensuring the entire product works as intended. Gaming IQ has previously explored the way in which QA has evolved in the past to what it is today. Now, we’re turning eyes-front to see where it could – or should – be transitioning in the near future, with insight from speakers Michael 'Gryf' Weber of Gearbox Software and Sara Lane of Playtika...

PKR: Quality Assurance for Gambling Apps

PKR: Quality Assurance for Gambling Apps

The scope of this year's conference is expanding to look at a broader range of industries and interests. Stuart Pratt, delivery manager at PKR Technologies Ltd, presented a perspective from his company at the European conference, when Gaming IQ caught up with him to discuss QA in the world of online gambling. Find out where he stands on some of the key issues...

Lessons Learned From The Story of Overwatch

Lessons Learned From The Story of Overwatch

What?! How did you manage that?!” These were the sort of remarks made by the audience at Blizzard’s short intro to QA on Overwatch at Game QA & Localization Europe in Barcelona this year, at a casual comment that QA had veto power over level design. On further questioning, it became clear that the collaboration between all functions during development was something special.

Here we get a sneak-peak into their story, exploring the high-level challenges facing a team coming from a canceled project, the importance of starting a new project with QA considerations from the beginning and wrapping a project together by leveraging QA in new ways...

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