GDC Vault is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC
This is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
|Session Name:||Using Technical Testers to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality in Your Titles|
|Company Name(s):||Microsoft - Turn10 Studios|
|Track / Format:||Production|
Games and game development are increasingly complex beasts. Engineers, artists and designers have had to become more technical and specialized to keep up with the demands of modern game development. Contrary to this trend, tester skill sets have remained largely unchanged, leaving test teams less equipped to handle today's titles. Over the past several versions of Forza Motorsport, Turn 10 Studios has made a conscious effort to improve tester skill sets by hiring technical testers in place of traditional test staff. This talk will discuss these technical testers and use bug/production data from the past few versions to show the impact they have had to the studio.