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 participate in testing games. You must register through your GOG account and pay for this activity at the CDPR offices in Warsaw, Boston, or Vancouver. There are no other charges associated with this activity (merch, free copies of games, etc.).

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

Such a proposal sparked outrage among the players when it was announced that one of the largest companies would pay for free time, come to the workplace, and actually do useful work for it, which will ultimately help CD Projekt make a profit:

Several commentators point out that we are not talking about hiring a tester – the user simply receives a build of the game, plays it, and shares his thoughts.

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They state that this practice is common at large gaming businesses. The commenter could be adamant that players are, in fact, 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 how user experience is important for the business:

The author of this story had a brief experience of a little-known online game from a small-known company. It was a paid position that I found among other positions. Thus, corporate proposals that exploit the players' passion for the brand, sense of belonging, and curiosity to do free work are regrettable. Although, many will insist: "Why not?"

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