A job listing from Irrational Games has a peculiar requirement: the applicant has to have worked on a game receiving an average Metacric.com score of 85 or higher. The job posting, which can be found on Gamasutra's Jobs section, seeks applicants to fill a Design Manager position at the company for its Boston offices. While the usual requirements for such a position are straightforward, the media has picked up on the following line under the "REQUIREMENTS" section of the job listing:
"Credit on at least one game with an 85+ Average Meta Critic Review Score."
While developers are probably used to having their bonuses tied to hitting a certain average Metacritic score, this is the first time (as far as I am aware of) that the reviews site aggregator is affecting who gets hired at a particular company. On the other hand, having such a requirement certainly weeds out who is capable of applying for the position…
Irrational Games is currently working on the third game in its popular BioShock franchise, Bioshock Infinite.