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MILES Virtual World Conducts a Playtest for the Newest Summer Update

Students play the MILES Virtual World summer update during the first few days of its official launch and provide feedback to the team.

May 21, 2024


FEU Institute of Technology students eagerly participated in the two-day playtest for the MILES Virtual World summer update on Wednesday, May 16, and Saturday, May 18, in room 1210. The playtest aims to gauge the platform’s efficiency and user experience, provided that the summer update is the most significant development from MILES Virtual World.

MILES Virtual World, an immersive educational metaverse from the FEU Institute of Technology’s Educational Innovation and Technology Hub (EdITH), revolutionizes campus life and social experience. It’s a platform that allows students to explore, experiment, and engage with academic content excitingly and educationally.

We dedicated ourselves to creating a new summer map for our game, but the true test of a virtual environment is how players experience it. The playtest was instrumental in helping us identify areas for improvement,” shared Clark Raven Maranan, MILES Virtual World 3D artist.

Maranan added that this isn’t the first time his team executed a playtest for their platform, which is why they value the feedback they receive from their testers.

The summer update includes a new beach-themed map and a vibrant beachside dancefloor. Coinciding with its bid to keep students engaged, MILES Virtual World promises thrilling new activities, such as exciting water sports, relaxing outdoor activities, and new summer-themed fashion items.

"We felt the game could benefit from a seasonal refresh, and summer offered the perfect opportunity. We're also taking playtester feedback very seriously. Their input on difficulty balance and content variety will help us refine the update to ensure it's delightful for everyone,” said Clievenze Karl Quejado, MILES Virtual World game developer.

As expected, the playtest resulted in mixed reviews from the testers. However, they also provided valuable insights into how the team could improve the overall experience in MILES Virtual World. Some requested more character actions, additional fashion items, or diverse activities to make their playthrough more enjoyable.

A typical comment among the testers was the continuous improvement of the application to ensure optimize performance and multiplayer experience. They also suggested adding more instructions and a straightforward log-in method to further user immersion by minimizing technicalities.

The MILES Virtual World Team appreciated the feedback from the testers, especially their desire for more content and excitement to see the game work seamlessly. They also promised to address these concerns and provide Tamaraws with a holistic and memorable platform experience.

Stay tuned for more information on the future developments of the MILES Virtual World. In case you missed it, here is the trailer for the MILES Virtual World Summer Edition.

Written by: Patricia Bianca S. Taculao-Deligero

Patricia Bianca S. Taculao-Deligero is a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. She has an extensive portfolio from working in various local media outlets, with articles focusing on lifestyle, entertainment, agriculture, technology, and local government units, among other subjects. Her specialty is in feature writing. She is also proficient in news writing.