We can help finding bugs, make an early access on Steam!
Of course no. I do not remember the case that spontaneous beta-test by players have found some significant bugs.
Huh? Someone here needs their copy of "developing games for dummies" re-read...
To find and fix significant bugs, we need to engage in targeted testing under developers control. Ie the developer says where and what to see -> tester looks this and trying to get a bug/glitch and establishes a clear path to reproduce it. Only in the area where the developer needs - this is important point.
Developer team is too small but testers much more until the new ones are not needed, now.
And of course, not need naive test when developers are bombarded with all sorts of spontaneous bugs/features/players opinions etc. You have time to do this after release
P.S Any sorts of early access it is the way to get money (for example, if you do not want to release game at all
), not to test the game.
P.P.S Please dont read any sort of "developing games for dummies", all that is written "for the players" how to make the game, it has little to do with reality, sorry