Console Testing

Need your game tested on the latest consoles? With XQA, you're covered.

Financial predications over the next 5 years

The video gaming industry is poised for growth in 2023, driven by new high-budget games and next-generation consoles.
The recovery is expected to begin towards the end of this year with the launch of new titles, presenting opportunities for investors.
Factors contributing to the growth include the availability of updated gaming consoles, a regulatory shift in China, and the resilience of game sales during economic downturns.
However, there are concerns about relying too heavily on proven content and the saturation of the mobile gaming market.
Nevertheless, industry analysts remain optimistic, emphasizing the importance of quality content and established intellectual property for long-term investors.
The gaming industry has experienced significant growth, surpassing the combined markets of movies and music, with over 500 million new and diverse gamers in the past three years.
Social interaction and connecting with others have become key aspects of gaming experiences, leading to increased time spent playing, watching game streams, and engaging in game forums.
The industry is evolving into an ecosystem of superplatforms where players can meet, communicate, and enjoy various forms of entertainment.
In addition to these trends, it is crucial for gaming companies to prioritize console testing. Hiring a dedicated external Quality Assurance (QA) team, such as XQA, can ensure thorough testing and validation of games on different console platforms.
XQA specializes in console testing, providing comprehensive quality assurance services that cover compatibility, functionality, performance, and compliance testing.
By partnering with XQA, gaming companies can enhance the overall gaming experience, mitigate risks, and maintain high-quality standards for their console games.

Big budgets and the Movie Industry Comparison

In the dynamic realm of gaming, the rise of big-budget titles has reached a point where they now rival the extravagant budgets of the movie industry.
As technology continues its relentless march forward, we naturally turn to the film industry as a barometer for our own trajectory.
James Cameron, the visionary mastermind behind the film, candidly acknowledged that the movie would need to achieve record-breaking success, ascending into the fourth or fifth highest-grossing film bracket just to recoup its astronomical production costs.
This striking parallel extends to the gaming domain, where we encounter behemoth productions such as Grand Theft Auto V, boasting an astounding budget of $265 million.
Despite the colossal investment at stake, Grand Theft Auto V defied expectations by selling over 90 million units, affirming the undeniable interconnectedness of these two industries. However, this convergence of worlds also highlights a sobering reality: the escalated risks faced by studios when a game or movie fails to resonate with its intended audience.
With such exorbitant price tags attached to these ventures, the consequences of failure loom larger than ever, underscoring the high stakes at play in both realms.
The importance of having top-notch Quality Assurance (QA) cannot be overstated, regardless of your budget.
It's absolutely crucial to subject your game to thorough testing and certification before its release.
After dedicating significant time and effort to bring your stories to life, a few negative reviews or user scores can quickly derail or even halt their success.

The importance of good great QA

To protect the game you've poured your heart, soul, and resources into, and to guarantee that it not only recovers its production costs but also opens doors for future sequels, leaving anything to chance is simply not an option.
Here at XQA, we have strong affiliations with major console brands, providing us with access to developer programs and test kits for renowned platforms like Sony PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Xbox S and Xbox X.
Working closely with you and your team, our aim is to ensure that your game hits the market in impeccable shape, free from any bugs or glitches.
This sets the stage for it to be discovered, enjoyed, and celebrated with the utmost positivity it truly deserves.

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