GameDriver announces major Update with 2023.10 release

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October 24, 2023 – GameDriver Inc., a provider of automated testing solution for gaming and XR experiences, has today announced the release of GameDriver version 2023.10, marking a significant milestone that expands the platform’s capabilities across multiple technologies, giving developers and creators the freedom to deliver higher quality games and XR experiences.

Unreal Engine Support for Mobile, Consoles, and XR

The 2023.10 release introduces a complete rewrite for Unreal Engine, extending GameDriver’s support across mobile, console, and extended reality (XR) devices. This feature ensures a consistent, optimized, and seamless user experience, allowing developers to reach a broader audience and accelerate time-to-market.

Unity Support for Nintendo Switch (GA)

GameDriver now extends its support to Unity games on the Nintendo Switch system. This addition streamlines the automated testing process, enabling more games to be available on the popular Switch console and potentially expanding a game’s player base.

GameDriver SmartAgents

The release also debuts SmartAgents, an embedded scripting engine that allows testers to craft complex behaviors to run directly within the game engine. This capability eliminates the need for additional code to facilitate complex test scenarios and gameplay loops, offering greater control and flexibility in testing.

HoloLens 2 and Oculus VR Support

GameDriver 2023.10 extends its capabilities to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 and Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK), as well as offering support for Meta’s Oculus VR (OVR) API. These additions empower developers to venture into the realms of mixed and virtual reality, providing the tools needed for immersive and engaging experiences optimized for these platforms.

Remote Explorer (Beta)

The new Remote Explorer allows testers to remotely access and interrogate game environments without direct access to the source code, offering more flexibility in test development and maintenance, and allowing for real-time test debugging and adjustments from virtually anywhere, which can significantly accelerate the game development lifecycle.

“GameDriver 2023.10 is a significant evolution of our core test automation offering and provides support for more platforms and technologies, and provides more ways to test in order to meet the needs of modern games and XR applications,” said Shane Evans, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer. “This release will help to streamline the QA process.”

GameDriver will showcase its automated testing solution at Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Vienna, Austria this week from booth 257. For more information on GameDriver and its automated solutions for gaming and XR, please visit the company’s website.

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