Originally Posted by Adell135
TellTale, have you guys submitted Episode 2 to Sony and Microsoft for certification yet? I realize that protocol requires you to do so before either company will permit distribution of a product over their systems.
Also, how long does it take to certify a product through either company?
I was curious about that too. I couldn't find a rough timeline but I did find an old seminar
with some interesting information (and a lot of mind numbingly dry discussion). The whole process sounds very overwhelming for a layman like myself but it sounds like they do everything from checking the architecture of the data; gameplay mechanics; and compliance with interface, display, and sound standards set by Microsoft. The Microsoft representative spoke about the most common issues that delay certification around forty-three minutes in. Xbox fans should take confidence in that the most common reasons for delay are because of simple things like forgetting to include the ESRB with submission. Also, since TTG does a lot of regular releases they are most likely veterans to the process and also in the Platinum Program status which accelerates everything.
: Microsoft checks compliance standards are met regarding sound, interface, gameplay, etc. and TTG probably won't hit any snags once they submit since they have done it before.