Polygon reports that Bethesda is currently looking for playtesters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to test upcoming and released games, but the studio will also gladly accept applications from anyone in the United States. Potential testers will typically get an hour or two of play time, and are required to provide their own transportation to the facility.
According to the studio, potential testers must be 18 years or older, and show a valid government issued photo ID evidencing that they are at least 18 years old on the date of the play test. Candidates also cannot participate if they work for a video game developer, or publisher, or are journalists who review video games (drat).
"Participation in a play test is strictly on a voluntary basis and is not a paid position, nor does it qualify as employment. You may, however, receive games or swag in connection with your participation in the play test," the rules state. "We are looking for players of all skill levels and gaming backgrounds. It is important for us to know how the game feels for everyone, so even if you are not very good at video games you can still apply."
Those who are accepted will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. They must also provide a valid email address on the application so that the company can make contact regarding play testing opportunities. Currently, the company is only accepting individuals located in the United States; international applications will not be accepted at this time.
So what unreleased games will Bethesda offer testers? If they're lucky, DOOM 4, but the lineup may include Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within and so on. That's speculation of course, and there's likely some gameplay action going on with games the company has yet to announce. Sounds like fun!
To sign up as a Bethesda playtester, head here.