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GameDriver middleware tools now available on Switch to streamline development

Posted on August 24, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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GameDriver, known for its automated testing solution for gaming and XR experiences, announced today that it is now a middleware tools provider available for Switch. Developers for the console can now easily access the company’s automated testing solutions “to optimize their game development and quality assurance processes.”

GameDriver’s platform is widely recognized as the best test automation solution for game engines. Now, as an official Nintendo middleware tools provider, GameDriver provides authorized Nintendo Switch developers using Unity with immediate access to a comprehensive suite of automated testing features, empowering them to create higher quality games faster, more efficiently, and ultimately with reduced QA costs.

GameDriver’s on-device testing capabilities enable developers to test directly on Nintendo Switch development kits, providing an accurate assessment of game functionality and user experience. Developers are able to simulate inputs, improve test coverage for both 2D and 3D environments, and utilize industry-leading object identification for streamlined debugging efforts. By significantly reducing the need for manual testing or relying on the editor-based testing tools provided in the Unity and Unreal Engine toolkits, GameDriver provides studios with substantial ROI, whilst simultaneously freeing up developers and enabling them to find more high-quality bugs.

With the emergence of modern game user retention and monetization methods including live-service games and the continuous rollout of new content, the need for efficient workflow and rigorous testing is paramount. GameDriver unlocks never-before-seen testing efficiency and repeatability by alleviating manual regression testing and freeing up developers to focus on testing new content.

Co-founder and CEO Robert Gutierrez said today: “We are honored to be included as a middleware partner by Nintendo/ Nintendo has always been associated with producing only the highest quality entertainment and at GameDriver our goal has always been to enable developers and studios to achieve the level of QA quality that Nintendo is known for. Being added to Nintendo’s list of available middleware partners highlights the strength of the GameDriver platform and backs up Nintendo’s commitment to high-quality games.”

Co-founder and chief product officer Shane Evans added: “With our tools now available on the Nintendo Developer Portal, game studios can now implement test automation into the Nintendo Switch development process, which will enhance the overall quality and efficiency of game development.”

This is the second middleware announcement for Switch in the span of two days. Yesterday, Denuvo announced that its emulation protection is now available.

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