Quantcast
BioShock developer hiring based on 85% Metacritic scores - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


BioShock developer hiring based on 85% Metacritic scores


9:00 AM on 07.26.2012
BioShock developer hiring based on 85% Metacritic scores photo



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.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







BioShock

12:00 PM on 08.03.2014
Gone Home dev on the futility of defining the word 'game'

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday on Sup Holmes ...more



6:15 PM on 07.24.2014
It looks like 2K has some more BioShock up its sleeve

Many made the reasonable prediction that with the closing of Irrational Games earlier this year, we'd probably seen the last of the BioShock franchise, at least for a bit. That line of thought may prove to have been a bi...more



4:30 PM on 07.23.2014
These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time

It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics...more



View all BioShock






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more