One of the more subtle benefits of having a team of QA Engineers review your product is that you are leveraging a team of people who frequently mirror the likes and dislikes of your product’s target audience.
This is especially true in video game development, where your QA Teams are frequently full of people who play the same kinds of games in their personal time. While there is no denying that having a focus test with a large number of people provides invaluable data for your product, a QA Team can be leveraged as an early, smaller focus test on top of their functionality bug reporting.
This effort can help identify pain points before the resources are devoted to a much larger scale focus test, allowing tweaks to be made in advance. It is also much easier to have a QA team review iterative changes quickly, as opposed to a focus test which takes time to properly set up.
Here at Beta Breakers, our QA Engineers have a wide range of experience to leverage, as well as a wide range of hobbies in software. Many of our employees have interests in video games as well, along with experience in the game development process. We always are happy to provide insight and suggestions on any product we test in order to help it be the best it can be.