Running proper VR functionality tests requires deep knowledge about the virtual reality systems. Com-Pass is one of the relatively few companies that can deliver proper QA check-up of your apps and games dedicated to devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
The special approach to VR QA functionality testing
As in the case of any other software, all standard methods of the functionality testing apply to the VR-based apps and games. This includes:
SMOKE TESTS - Check the most basic elements of the code that determine if the software can be properly launched and used.
SANITY TESTS - Check the most recently added functions and changes in the code. They can be run during the whole development process, including after the launch, when new patches and updates are in progress.
EXPLORATORY TESTS - A method of QA testing encouraging tester to explore the app or game, and use different approaches to find previously missed bugs and glitches. In the case of such a recent innovation as VR-based games and apps, it is especially important to delegate an experienced team to take care of the exploratory testing.
Software based on the virtual reality, however, allows also new methods of QA functionality testing. Among them, one can list VR MOVIE TESTS. As the virtual reality video may be considered a product between a traditional software and a standard movie, it demands a new, revolutionary approach, making a use especially of the exploratory testing methods.
QA VR at Com-Pass
Our company is based on a team of experienced testers who already worked on VR-based apps and games. We run tests on two major virtual reality goggles, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which happen to be the most popular choice among PC gamers.