In this week's episode, Nathan spoke to Steve Bromley, a User Researcher at Reach plc. Previously, Steve worked at PlayStation (Sony Interactive Entertainment), working on console games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky and more!
Steve told Nathan about the role of a Gamers User Researcher and how they make games better.
They also discussed how games get made, why it's fun to work in games, some of the misconceptions around working in games development, Cyberpunk 2077, No Mans Sky, getting employed in the gaming industry and his brand new book: How to be a Games User Researcher.
How To Be A Games User Researcher, by Steve Bromley, is out now.
Aimed at early-career UX researchers, it explains what working in games is really like, how to run reliable playtests, and how to develop the skills required to get a job running playtests professionally.