Bethesda is looking for game testers. Could this mean they are looking for people to test Fallout 4?
While Fallout 4 hasn’t been officially announced, we can only hope that this is what testing is for. According to Bethesda’s Play Test website, they are looking for volunteers to come to Bethesda studios to play test their upcoming and released games. Most play tests last an hour or two and you must provide your own transportation to the play test. They are currently looking for testers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but are accepting applications from all over the US.
Before you get too excited there are some rules, not to mention the testing is only happening in Texas. Below are the requirements for being able to qualify as a game tester.
You must be 18 to apply and participate in a play test, no exceptions.
You cannot participate in a play test if you work for a video game developer, or publisher, or if you are journalist that reviews video games. (That means we’re out.)
You will be required to a sign a non-disclosure agreement and show a valid government issued photo ID evidencing that you are at least 18 years old on the date of the play test.
You must provide a valid email address when signing up. The email address you give on your application will be used to contact you about play testing opportunities.
Participation in a play test is strictly on a voluntary basis and is not a paid position, nor does it qualify as employment. You may, however, receive games or swag in connection with your participation in the play test.
We are looking for players of all skill levels and gaming backgrounds. It is important for us to know how the game feels for everyone, so even if you are not very good at video games you can still apply.
We are only accepting play tester applications in the US. We are not accepting international applications at this time.
We can’t be sure right now what exactly Bethesda will have gamers test. It could be a new Fallout game, or something we’ve never heard before. It could be console testing for The Elder Scrolls Online, which we told you a few days ago got delayed a few months. We will keep you updated as we find out more.