Items tagged with Beta testing

Do you have any plans for the weekend? If not, your plans could quickly turn in to playing the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta starting October 8th for early access preorders on the PS4. The beta test for other platforms will start October 15th for those early-access preorders. To get hyped up for these limited-time tests, the Call of Duty team has also released a trailer showing off what players will play. Early in September, we got a glimpse at the multiplayer parts of the new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. Now, players will be able to stress-test the multiplayer options with the following game modes: Team Deathmatch Domination VIP Escort Kill Confirmed Combined Arms Fans of the Call... Read more...
Flying over real-life locations in a highly detailed cockpit has made Microsoft Flight Simulator one of the most scenic and gorgeous games this year. Since before the game’s launch, players have been requesting a VR mode, and they are finally getting it. Microsoft has outlined the beta phase for VR in Microsoft Flight Sim (MSFS), so we will share it with you. To kick things off, the first phase of testing will only focus on Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The second phase of testing will focus on other headsets, such as the Valve Index or now-discontinued Oculus Rift. Also, this is a closed beta, so not everyone who applies will get into the program. Hopefully, however, the program will... Read more...
Few gaming franchises have been as popular as id Software's Quake series has. For some time now, Quake fans have know about the pending release of the next Quake iteration, Quake Live. In fact, some lucky players have been fortunate enough to play the still-in-development game as they participated in id's closed-beta testing program. But in just four days from now, anyone who wants to, should be able to get a hands-on peek at Quake Live, as id opens up the beta program to the general public: A very simple-looking page at the Quake Live site states: coming at you live02.24.09open betaQuake Live will be a free, online, browser-based, updated version of Quake III Arena. Instead of generating revenue... Read more...
Approximately a month after first announcing the Vista SP1 beta, Microsoft has released it to a private set of testers.Microsoft on Monday said it has released a beta version of the first service pack of Windows Vista to about 12,000 testers. Microsoft had said back in August that it expected to start private testing of the service pack within a few weeks. The update is largely a collection of bug fixes and performance and compatibility improvements, but includes some minor new features such as support for the ability to encrypt multiple hard drive partitions using Vista's BitLocker feature.Yes, unfortunately it's a private beta, but who wants to bet how long it will be before it is leaked?... Read more...