Why Virtual Reality Game Testing and Quality Engineering is Crucial for a Great Gaming Experience
Who doesn’t love gaming? Particularly since Virtual Reality (VR) has really taken the user experience to the subsequent level with its immersive experience in the gaming action.
Producing a great seamless immersive experience needs rigorous Quality Assurance and Testing services. After all, even the tiniest bug that hangs the game for even a few seconds could indicate a bad experience for the user. QA testing is also essential for a successful product release.
QA testing could also help generate compelling immersive AR/VR solutions for remote work in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors.
The VR Market is Set to Grow Exponentially
The Virtual Reality market is predicted to grow to USD 44.7 billion by 2024 from USD 7.9 billion in 2018, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.5%.
This huge market growth can be connected to the growing demand for head-mounted displays (HMDs) in the gaming and entertainment sector, and the implementation of VR as part of the overall marketing approach of consumer businesses to provide an unparalleled immersive experience for users. Gaming has picked up momentum as people are frequently engaging with various gaming sites to skip the tedium of being under lockdown through the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the growth and usage are not just restricted to the entertainment industry. A few companies are building prototypes that promote remote work using Mixed Reality which is a mixture of both Augmented Reality (AR) and VR.
In addition, businesses worldwide are beginning to explore how VR can help build a more attractive, immersive product experience for their consumers. With this exploration comes unseen challenges including plenty of innovative development and lots of QA testing work.
TestUnitys’ QA and testing teams help give a greater immersive experience for VR gaming platform users.
TestUnitys’’ QA and Testing teams have been effective in helping many global industry leaders give a seamless VR/AR-powered immersive experience to their consumers resulting in improved active user engagement. For example, we presented an enriched, immersive gaming experience for a leading consumer electronics and entertainment corporation which is also one of the world’s leading VR platforms giving VR video content and VR gaming experience to millions of users.
Our QA and Testing services performed the ‘Quality gateway’ role assuring the gaming product released was bug-free and market-ready. We gave active user engagement for our client’s flagship product.
We accomplished these results by following a thorough quality method that involved verifying the usability and performance testing of the gaming content (product) over multiple platform combinations.
We have an in-house state-of-the-art lab in a DevOps setting that allows us to benchmark performance, conduct functional, and test automation which has reusable test components for quicker test delivery and complete test coverage. We can also perform platform compatibility testing and assure application certification for these products before market release. In other terms, we made the VR application fit with various operating systems versions and software/hardware, etc.
Our quality deliverables allowed greater client satisfaction appearing in a long and fruitful association with our customers. Lately, they entrusted us with a mammoth platform certification exercise comprising 200+ video gaming content across 40+ platform combinations for the release of their essential future content/product. We believe that this project reflects their increasing level of trust and confidence in our QA and Testing teams.
The genesis of this story was in 2019 when our customer launched their VR gaming platform offering paid subscription services for users. The launch created a huge disruption in the gaming space as it served the users access titles at an affordable price. Our client, often called the Netflix of VR content, has observed significant growth in its customer base. As a result, our client required to build a more robust and scalable platform to accommodate the increasing number of customers and to provide a greater immersive gaming experience.
In the due course of the solution achievement process and after assessing various e-commerce platforms available in the market, the company chose Magento (e-commerce), an open-source platform that procures high performance, scalability, and security.
The client’s application observed a major revamp when using Magento which assured a rich GUI and seamless user experience to its end users. Magento also allows multi-language and multi-currency support which makes any third-party integrations particularly the payment gateways a lot easier.
With the customer undertaking such a critical migration, our Quality Engineering team had a bigger role to perform. It was necessary to test each feature from an end-user perspective and even a single pixel difference couldn’t be missed out while testing. Hence, the strategy was outlined to assure exhaustive, effective test coverage including numerous platform matrix combinations.
As part of this migration, the key characteristics in the shopping cart process included a two-step verification. The user enrollment was produced in a user-friendly manner with the QA team testing and verifying from an end-user perspective. We acted as a ‘quality gateway’ at each event of the content release and all the variations were diligently discussed in the defect triages and at the product review meetings.
In the due course of this whole journey, TestUnity’s contribution was not just limited to the Quality Engineering engagement, we have greatly contributed and co-worked with the client’s core engineering team and helped them in fields like Mac client Development, Mobility (iOS & Android dev) UX Design and more.
As our customer is an innovative pioneer in the gaming space, I am certain they will come up with more world-class features. TestUnity is all geared up for the challenge of verifying them and continues to be part of the historic evolution of gaming.
Gaming and remote work have something in general: Mixed Reality (AR & VR)
Most of the immersive experiences given now are not just restricted to the gaming or entertainment industry. We are observing its improved usage in the healthcare, and manufacturing sector as well. TestUnity has been at the forefront in giving its remote-first solutions to businesses worldwide. With the increase in remote working companies, we help support businesses in implementing Mixed Reality solutions which allow a great employee experience that is working remotely.
VR is a very exciting space and it is growing into broader usage across industries and functions. But when reflecting on experiential reality, some things may not work just as planned. This is where testing and quality limits for VR products are important to the adoption and success of VR.
Testing can pose tough new difficulties to even the most experienced teams. Not just that, the testing teams will re-think the use cases and the test scope creating test planning and ensuring high-quality product release. It shouldn’t be shocking even if it takes some time before your testing and quality teams learn their limits and have a good view of their velocity and speed of service delivery to build the ultimate VR gaming experience for the users.
TestUnity’s Quality Engineering and Testing Services play a crucial role in taking the VR gaming experience to the next level by giving expanded, active user engagement to VR gaming platform users.
Apart from working with the gaming industry, we are utilizing our all-round solution expertise in product engineering, QA, testing, test automation, secured and chip engineering, platform integration, security, and rising technologies to explore better ways to allow businesses especially AR/VR/MR companies that are looking to present a seamless immersive experience to remote working organizations. Connect with our expert today.