World's First Gaming QA & Localisation Forum to Include Speakers from EA and Sony

Mar 19, 2013, 12:17 ET from IQPC

LONDON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Global game giants Electronics Arts and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe are due to speak at the first ever Game QA & Localisation Forum, an upcoming two-day international event dedicated entirely to quality assurance and localisation within the gaming industry.

The meeting, hosted by Gaming IQ - a division of global events company IQPC - is the first of its kind. A two-day forum featuring a mix of innovative presentations and interactive breakout workgroups, the Game QA & Localisation Forum allows senior QA & localization  professionals, game developers and publishers a rare opportunity to network and discuss shared industry challenges as peers in order to achieve  world-class QA & localization  for games worldwide.

Chris Rowley, EA's Senior Director of Certification, who was first to speak of the need for more formalised best practices and standardisation within game QA, said, "This event is a good opportunity for games QA to put a stake in the ground and show how much it has matured. We've truly  become a discipline in our own right."  

Also speaking is Dave Parkinson, Director for Global 1st Party QA at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Edmundo Barahona, Head of QA for German publisher ProSiebenSat.1, along with many other developers which  will be announced shortly. Topics to be covered include test plans, automation, agile methodologies, budgeting, compliance and legal aspects.

The Game QA & Localization Forum takes place on 25th - 26th June 2013 in London, UK. Find the draft program, event details and registration information about the summit on , phone +44-(0)20-7036-1300 or email

Media contact: Veronica Araujo, +44-(0)20-7368-9748, or visit  

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