Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Explanation for Sony's Suckitude: Idiotic QA

Michael Russell blogged about his experience with Sony's First Party QA from a job interview:

the feeling I got inside Sony was that QA was seen as nothing but a bunch of monkeys with controllers.

The straw that broke the camel's back came in the last hour of my interview. I was told that the way that Sony tests their games is that there are one or two test leads on a project starting at about six months out. At T-8 weeks, between 80 and 100 temporary testers are brought on to test the game for those eight weeks. That's it.

Basically, they wait until the last two months to take testing seriously. Think of all the things that are missed during the development stages.

There's plenty more no-goods in the post, be sure to check it out.

Yet another Sony motto, "Money first, quality last"


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