If you are not entertaining enough for using Twitch.tv, or one of its alternatives, fear not, Sony wants to hire gamers to test its video games for a living.
Sony PlayStation are on the lookout for gamers to test their games as they prepare to release the latest version of their flagship console the Playstation 5 (PS5.)
Job listings for ‘Localisation Testers’ has appeared on Indeed, with one of the requirements being: “Passionate games player.”
There’s just one catch, you will need to be able to speak Portuguese, Russian or Arabic as well as English, Okay, two catches, you need to be based in Liverpool, UK too.
The three positions listed are for a Brazilian, Russian, and Arabic tester to translate the games and make sure they have proper subtitles as well as menus in other languages, and audio.
A good level of knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) are all key skills, along with having good attention to detail according to the description of the job.
The candidate is also required to have knowledge of games across various platforms, and know-how to use MS Office, as well as a basic understanding of the development cycle and constraint.
Sony says they want to hear from anyone who has a passion for languages and games, enjoys finding linguistic mistakes in video games, and likes being part of an international team that impacts players around the world.
The role description reads:
As a Localisation Tester, you will be making sure the audio and text in a video game are correct. You will need to have native level knowledge for the required language (grammar, spelling, and punctuation) and good attention to detail to find and provide corrections for errors. Occasionally, you will translate text for a video game or marketing.
Do you have a passion for languages and games? Do you enjoy finding linguistic mistakes in video games? Would you like to be part of an international team whose work has impact on players around the world? Then we would love to hear from you!
Accepted candidates will be required to complete a mandatory translation test to see if they qualify for the job. If you do end up qualifying and getting the job, the hours are 37.5 hours per week, working 9 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
If this sounds like you and you live in the UK, then get to applying soldier. If you’ve always wanted to play video games all day long for a living then what are you waiting for? Now is your opportunity and this might not happen again for a long time. Click here to apply.