Metacritic Drops Developer Ratings

March 29, 2011 -

After game developers and the gaming community at large complained loudly about Metacritic's plan to "rate" developers, the review aggregation site has decided to pull the feature. Metacritic says that the "career scores" are "a work in progress." Fans don't like it for a number of reasons - not the least of which is the fact that it attempts to put a numerical score on an actual person.

"As part of our relaunch of Metacritic in August of last year, one of our goals was to make the site much more dynamic and to allow our users to discover new products by exploring other titles by the creative teams behind the movies, games, TV shows, and albums our users enjoy," wrote Metacritic games editor Marc Doyle.

"In our games section, we encourage our users to click on the publisher or developer (development company) of a game they enjoy to learn more about other games those companies have produced, the Metascores of those games, and the companies’ overall career scores," he continued. "In our games section, we encourage our users to click on the publisher or developer (development company) of a game they enjoy to learn more about other games those companies have produced, the Metascores of those games, and the companies’ overall career scores. While Metacritic may be putting the career scores on the backburner it will move ahead with implementing credits on the site."

The credits come from sister-site GameFaqs.

Source: Gamasutra


 
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