CD Projekt Red is launching RED Playtesting, a volunteer testing program for future games

CD Projekt Red is launching RED Playtesting, a volunteer testing program for future games ...

CD Projekt Red has invited everyone to take part in testing games. You must register online through your GOG account and go to the CDPR offices in Warsaw, Boston, or Vancouver. This activity will not be paid, nor will you incur transportation expenses.

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Anyone over the age of 16 who has an account on the GOG platform may join the RED Playtesting program. Among the requirements are also knowledge of English and signing a non-disclosure agreement.

A proposal like this sparked a storm of outrage among players. One of the largest companies promises to pay for free time, go to the office, and actually do useful work for it, all of which will help CD Projekt make a profit:

A number of commentators insist that we are not talking about hiring a tester: the user only receives a build of the game, plays and expresses his opinions:

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They mention that this practice is common in large gaming businesses, and that the player is correct to assume that players are doing the same thing in any game that provides early access:

CD Projekt Red released a (albeit brief and vague) explanation for what testing can do and why is user experience important for the organization:

The author of this story had a brief look at a little-known online game from a little-known company. It was a paid position that I found among other openings. So companies that exploit the players' affection for the brand, sense of belonging, and curiosity to do free work are regrettable.

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