At 12:00 noon CST on Wednesday, "SiN Episodes: Emergence" is going to be unlocked for the world. To say that I'm anxious and nervous is an understatement and a half.
I have faith in my abilities as a tester. I have faith in the ability of my team. But the real testing starts once the game is in the hands of the consumer. You never know what real users are going to do until they actually have their hands on the product.
Sure, you may have spent hours launching DUAG rounds into concrete ensuring that the penetration depth was correct, but a consumer will find the one area with a hidden material inside that prevents the proper amount of penetration.
Sure, you have have thought you sealed all of your map exploits, but a consumer will discover that if he stacks nineteen trash cans on end and bunny-hops in a particular pattern, that he can get outside the world.
So I'm nervous, but I'm excited as well. It's been sixteen months coming, but we'll finally get to see consumers having fun with our game.