Xbox Beta Test - Pilot - Spirit Of Steam Core Test

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  1. DTG JD

    DTG JD Staff Member

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    Afternoon, folks!

    In last week's Roadmap stream, we spoke of our intention to bring Xbox players into our beta programme. We'd like to kick that process off with a pilot group, enlisted to help us test the core game update which will bring with it Liverpool Lime Street - Crewe.

    We're looking for 20 Xbox beta testers, playing on different Xbox consoles and from different parts of the world, which we will invite to be a part of this process.

    To be clear: this is not a beta test for the route itself, but the corresponding core update. We will ask you to play the routes you currently do, and let us know if you're experiencing any new issues. More details will come to those invited to the beta.

    This is a pilot, and we would like to open it up further in future. If you're successful, we'll reach out to you via email (so check your inboxes!). Our selection criteria will be based on getting as broad a group of testers as possible, so if you're not successful, don't worry - we'll aim to do more of these in the future.

    In terms of requirements, we will ask you to sign an NDA, and you must be over 18. Please head here to send us your details. All data gathered will be removed after we have sent out invites to our testers.

    Please sign up here to be considered.

    We will try to respond to questions on the thread, but due to the Easter Weekend, we may be a bit slower than usual.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. jasonpfc

    jasonpfc Well-Known Member

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    I'm game for this :)
     
  3. byeo

    byeo Well-Known Member

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    Consider it done.
     
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  4. chielmeiberg

    chielmeiberg New Member

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    Wrote down my reply!

    Good to see that tests are being done, as well that these tests are also done for the lower powered machines like the Xbox One S (my console)
     
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    Bradley Well-Known Member

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    All signed up
     
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  6. artsphotosuk

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    TheGeekDaddy here! More than happy to test!
    have signed up!
     
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  7. turnipberto

    turnipberto New Member

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    I would like to help, I have just signed up.
     
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    sivn#4246 Member

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    Just signed up
     
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  9. simonr#5214

    simonr#5214 New Member

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    Be good if they give ps4 users the chance too
    I’m willing to try if you ever bring out to ps users
    8 gen players might find it better to do testing since it’s behind on stuff.. seem to do streams on new gen stuff which makes it look good but not really showing how it runs on older versions
     
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  10. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure they will give ps users a chance and the form does ask for different versions of consoles and I am sure 20 will allow a good mix of testers on different versions
     
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  11. hells.high.lord666

    hells.high.lord666 Active Member

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    happy to join this! Xbox series S. Can I suggest making the final question all selectable as some of us own all content so play everything!
     
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  12. jasonpfc

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    I agree I play both german and British more then US content
     
  13. DTG JD

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    We'd love to - Sony set-up is a lot more complex than Steam (easiest) and Microsoft (quite hard), so we're walking before we try to run with this. I know Matt is keen to bring all players into testing like this for the exact reason you mention above.
     
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  14. simonr#5214

    simonr#5214 New Member

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    No worries thanks for getting back in touch
    Maybe in future
     
  15. DTG JD

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    Amended the final question to be multiple choice. Ideally we want to make sure that we're getting a broad scale of players, so trying to focus on what players play 'most'. Appreciate some players will play a lot of different routes from different places in a short space of time though.

    I'd say if you do tend to spend over 75% of your time playing one region's content, please only select one of those boxes though.
     
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  16. Challenger3985

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    Done. Hopefully it'll be worth it.
     
  17. FD1003

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    Had to resubmit because I've made a mistake... sigh, hopefully that's not a problem.

    Also changed the answer to the last question to be more strict.
     
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  18. kingxsurze#8727

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    all signed up
     
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  20. @l3x_Fr

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    Completely available for you to take my time for this.
    Its a very good oportunity to help with some feedbacks for updates before releasing.
    Very good thing!
     
  21. FD1003

    FD1003 Well-Known Member

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    I just thought, will this work using the xbox insider hub, like the MSFS Betas? And when can we expect to be contacted? Hopefully I'm not out already :(
     
  22. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    I would think so that it will be using the xbox insiders hub as this what has been used when I have worked on other previous alpha's and betas. They may make an announcement to let everyone know when they have accepted everyone.
     
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  23. FD1003

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    Not that much experience myself but I took part in the two latest betas for MSFS myself, and it was a lot easier that what I expected at first, but both were open to anyone, but I guess there is a feature on the insider hub to have close betas.

    That's what I assumed as well, but I tend to get a tiny bit anxious about this sort of things.
     
  24. jasonpfc

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    Invites will come via email, so keep checking your inbox, and junk files just in case
     
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  25. coasterflo

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    Take part very gladly, also own all DLC from TSW 2 and can gladly play where it is needed ;)
     
  26. Tank621

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    Figured I may as well apply, my rather aging Xbox One will certainly be at the bottom end of console capability and I'm happy to help out any way I can
     
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  27. Cd1990

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    Applied, will be keen to give it a go if I'm selected!
     
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  28. Coastway trainspotter

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    Good idea , I’ve signed up . Looking forward to seeing how this affects tsw ! ( only in a good way I’d imagine )
     
  29. yokaigpx#7540

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    request made. having all the DLCs, being an Alpha tester member of the Microsoft Xbox program, I'm interested. especially if it can help to avoid bugs on our consoles ( Xbox Série X and Xbox One X )
     
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    Quick update on this - we're beginning the process of sending out NDAs to around 30 players who signed up (of around 120), so please check your email addresses (including Junk/Spam) you signed up with. Once an NDA is signed, we can kick off the process of getting you in.

    Thanks to everyone who signed up - we hope to open this up further in the future!
     
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  32. CowBoyWolf

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    So about Steam the platform When?
     
  33. yokaigpx#7540

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    Thanks. Hoping to be selected for this beta test
     
  34. FD1003

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    Thanks! Fingers crossed I'll be able to take part :)
     
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  35. yokaigpx#7540

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    I hope too
     
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  36. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    what exactly are you meaning are you meaning when is the spirit of steam releasing? If it its that then they haven't said yet and probably won't till they officially announce on a post
     
  37. Knightfire1964

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    will the emails be sent to the emails for the xbox/Microsoft log in email address or the other the first email we filled in on the application
     
  38. yokaigpx#7540

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    nothing received ... I guess unfortunately, I'm not one of the chosen ones, too bad :-(

    hoping to be part of the next ones, in order to test this dlc on Xbox series X and contribute to the improvement of the game.
     
  39. Challenger3985

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    He meant any beta testing on PC yet. Since Steam (the PC platform) is easier to do beta testing on many games if needed, unlike Xbox.
     
  40. Knightfire1964

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    I had feeling that was the question but they already have people on steam hence why they have asked for people on xbox to try get more console testers
     
  41. FD1003

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    I'll wait until official confirmation that all e-mail were sent...hope is the last thing to die as we say here :) but I'm definitely not confident. I was really hoping to get through but maybe it wasn't to be... hopefully next time
     
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  42. byeo

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    JD, can you PM me regarding the NDA I’ve received please?
     
  43. Michael Newbury

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    A NDA is known as a Non-Disclosure Agreement which means once you have agreed to it you're not allowed to say anything about what you're doing to anyone else.
     
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  44. byeo

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    Thanks, I’m aware of this, it was an actual question regarding the NDA. I’ve messaged JD.
     
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    Yes the same. I believed it too. But apparently, I was not selected for this test phase. shame.
     
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    I figured that was the case as well... I wonder if we will know how the selection process works, so that if I can improve to have better chances next time I will.

    I feel like the fact I incorrectly forwarded the first form and had to do it again surely hasn't helped, same goes for some things I wrote here on the forums. TBH I am a bit sad I didn't get selected, but hopefully if this proves successful and it will expand in the future I hope I will be able to make it at some point.
     
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  47. DTG JD

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    For those who haven't been selected this time - as mentioned in the original message, we wanted to cover as many different types of console and geographical-leaning we could. So we've tried to select a small group of US-leaning Series X players, DE-leaning Xbox One players, and so on.

    Within those criteria, it was a random selection.
     
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  48. driverwoods#1787

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    I'm in for this weekend for the name I had to use DTG Account name if that's what they ment. Other content too if on sale.
     
  49. yokaigpx#7540

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    Thanks.
    have you selected French on series X? just to know ?
     
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    Would of been great to get selected so can gain experience in QA testing and something to add to my CV.
     
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