Bethesda Softworks - About Game Development Blog
Bethsoft has kicked off a new blog series called About Game Development. The first entry is titled Broken Windows and essentially discusses their QA philosophy. This isn't specifically about RPGs but fans might still be interested:
This makes for lots of challenges, and among those challenges is the shifting sands of years of development by dozens of programmers. In the sixteen years since we released The Elder Scrolls: Arena, there have been a lot of changes in the ways games are made (and in the sizes of teams needed to make them) and choices that made sense on the PC-only market we started sometimes make less sense in the light of changing times. Taking this with the constant influx of gameplay, art, and code to a running game in development, one of the biggest hidden risks is “Broken Windows”.