Metacritic disables dev aggregate score program

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:41 GMT By Nathan Grayson

There’s an old saying about “the best laid schemes of mice and men.”

We’re guessing it’d probably average, oh, about an 85.

After launching a system that slapped numbers on individual developers last week, Metacritic‘s elected to take the controversial career grader back to the drawing board until further notice. Games editor Marc Doyle explained:

“Although our credits database (which is powered by our sister site GameFAQs) is growing, as our users’ feedback has indicated, it is a work in progress and is not nearly as comprehensive as it needs to be to accurately provide a career score for these individuals. As such, we have removed that career score from the pages dedicated to creative individuals behind games on Metacritic.”

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

Well, clearly. After all, Randy Pitchford is worth at least a 90 – what with those dreamy eyes and that… wait, that’s not what this is about?