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BioShock developer hiring based on 85% Metacritic scores


9:00 AM on 07.26.2012
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Metacritic scores are taken a little too seriously in this industry (said as someone who likes Metacritic), but Irrational may be lending them more credence than most. In a move that has generation much lip-flapping, the BioShock Infinite developer is looking for a staff member with an 85% Metascore to his or her name. 

In the studio's lengthy list of requirements for a design manager position, it asks for, "Credit on at least one game with an 85+ Average Metacritic Review Score." 

The thinking is obvious -- Irrational wants high quality developers with a traceable history of success. Still, arguments brought up against it are fairly sound -- it excludes the fact that game making is a team effort, critical opinion isn't always indicative of a good or successful game, and that even the best developers can be hamstrung by poor decision making by those wearing the expensive suits. Likewise, a game can be great in spite of a bad creator at the steering wheel, all thanks to a talented team

It's certainly an odd thing to have as a basic requirement, given the amount of variables that go into the generation of a Metacritic average. It's certainly not a criteria I'd have, but then, Irrational did make BioShock, so I guess it knows what it's doing.






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