Marie Roman, coordinator of the Ubisoft User Research Lab and Véronique Bouffard, founding member of the Team Sailor Scouts Esport team, answer our questions.
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Why is setting up remote testing so important?
M.R .: In the context of COVID-19, the Montreal User Research Lab was no longer able to receive participants at our premises. Many projects are under development and sharing the experience of our players is at the heart of our mission and this takes place, among other things, during the Playtests.
Remote tests are therefore an experience offered to everyone?
M.R .: Yes that’s right. Whether you play daily or occasionally, our studies need you!
To promote remote testing, a video was shown during the Ubisoft Forward. In it, we see the reactions of participants during a remote test. Could you tell us more about this video?
M.R .: We wanted to bring the remote testing experience to local participants, so we invited the Team Sailor Scouts esports team.
V.B .: The whole team loved their experience with the Playtests! In fact, most of our players were participating in this kind of testing for the first time and were really surprised at how easy the online process was. This is certainly one of the highlights of their experience: being able to contribute to Ubisoft games, from their game setup in the comfort of their home!