Testronic acquires Venus Blue rights

Testronic acquires Venus Blue rights

By Ed Fear

March 28th 2008 at 2:45PM

QA company to sell Korean-developed MMO load testing tool

Testronic Labs has acquired the rights to sell the VENUS Blue MMO testing tool in North America, Europe and Japan.

The tool allows large-scale load testing of massively multiplayer online games through simulating virtual users, enabling a thorough performance test in less time and with far less organisation than an open beta.

“Historically MMOG has proved one of the most challenging areas in which to deliver world-class quality assurance,” said Neil Goodall, CEO for Testronic Labs.

“The number of users and the requirement to accurately measure performance under load, has made this a complex area for games developers. VENUS Blue has real benefits for our customers. It not only offers the most intensive and thorough testing service available for online games, but also provides major cost savings as very little human participation is required.

He continued: "Server software can be analyzed under real life conditions with large numbers of emulated players, and then tuned to ensure a robust playing environment on product release. We are delighted to have signed this agreement which reflects our strategy to become market leaders in the provision of MMOG testing worldwide.”

VENUS Blue was developed by Korean non-profit company ETRI, whose senior research engineer Jesse Kim added: “With their established track record for providing games, network and software testing expertise to leading games publishers, Testronic Labs is ideally positioned to operate as our VENUS Blue distributor and service provider."