Gamers, devs to soon get early access to PS4, Xbox One games to test?

Gamers, devs to soon get early access to PS4, Xbox One games to test?
It appears the console makers are now looking into ways to let gamers, devs test out unfinished games before their final launch, similar to how some PC game publishers do.

PlayStation VP of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes says that putting out PS4 games before final release is "one of the massive conversations we have internally."

"We're figuring out what's ok," Boyes continued. "We obviously have our tech requirement checklist that people have to adhere to. So we're internally discussing, what does that list look like this? What are the caveats? Stuff like this. So it's still a project that a lot of minds are considering. No details yet, but it's something on the top of my mind every day."

Microsoft is also looking into giving developers early access to Xbox One titles. ID@Xbox director Chris Charla noted: "Right now on Xbox One and Xbox 360, you can do betas. When we talk about early access, it typically means a game that you buy and it evolves over time to become 1.0, so you're buying it before it's 1.0 Minecraft on PC is a perfect example."

It will be interesting to see when such a system will be put into action for the console makers.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jul 2014 13:26
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