Metacritic Drops Controversial Video Game Developer Ratings

Metacritic, a review aggregator that raised eyebrows by affixing ratings to video game developers based on the average of ratings of their work, scrapped the system because it believes rating developers is unfair.

The site’s co-founder explains to GameIndustry (registration required):

“If they’ve worked on 30 games and we can only show four and then we take on this score, which is really just an average of those games in our database for them, then that’s not fair.”

Perhaps Metacritic didn’t want to contribute to the potential shuttering of game studios that drew low scores.

Developer career scores will not return to Metacritic [GameIndustry via Kotaku]