Wargaming On the Pitfalls of Xbox Live for Free-to-Play

Current QA/certification process "totally unacceptable"

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E3 2013
E3 2013
Wargaming has said it is working with Microsoft to straighten out what it calls a "totally unacceptable" QA and certification process. The company, which is releasing World of Tanks over Xbox Live, has said that the process is problematic for free-to-play games.

Speaking to Polygon at PAX Australia, Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said, "The good thing is with online games, sometimes if you screw up, you can do frequent updates. But one of the biggest challenges with Microsoft was the frequency of updates because the QA process and certification process takes an extremely long time. Totally unacceptable for a meaningful free-to-play. We are working with them to do quicker updates.

...There is a lot of work on the technically side and on the administrative side which should resolve in the acceptable quality of the product, including updates of the product including speed and rates. So we will see.

Discussing the future of gaming, Kislyi jumped a little further ahead than your average commentator, saying "...it is going to be about experience, technological catch-up, such as 3D [holograms] or implants."

For now, you can sign up to the World of Tanks Xbox beta here.


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