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Why release Beta-version of games?

Posted by Ulyana Chernyak on Dec 19, 2013 9:22:22 PM

This week players were offered to try the alpha-version of DayZ, a zombie survival game by Bohemia Interactive. This title received increased attention from both, the public and the press when it was still in development stage. Another game that as popular as DayZ at its beta-stage was Neverwinter by Perfect World. Xsolla stood behind the sales of the localized version of Neverwinter on the Russian market and now examines the pros and cons of early access to games.

John Carmack, founder of id Software and the author of legendary games Quake and Doom, recently acknowledged that his mantra «When it’s done» no longer works.

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