Metacritic pulls development career scores

Metacritic pulls development career scores

By Rob Crossley

March 29th 2011 at 9:48AM

Firm says the feature was 'not nearly as comprehensive as it needed to be'

The executive team behind Metacritic has removed scores for individual game developers.

Metacritic games editor, Marc Doyle, said the individual developer score system was “not nearly as comprehensive as it needs to be”.

The average ‘career meta-score’ has been removed from developer profiles, but they still contain useful information on what games each studio and individual has worked on.

The decision comes days after Metacritic had been criticised for applying scores to the careers of games developers, and also for providing incomplete information on each person.

“We have removed that career score from the pages dedicated to creative individuals behind games on Metacritic,” said Doyle.

Metacritic, owned by CBS Interactive, said it started working on individual developer scores as part of a wider plan to make the website more inclusive.

The website wants its users to click on the names of movie stars to find their movies, film directors to find their work, bands for their music and developers for their games.

Metacritic is still keen on keeping a public record of individuals and what projects they have worked on.

“We are still very much committed to building a credits database, and welcome your participation in that process,” Doyle concluded.