In response to the review bombing of Horizon Forbidden West’s latest story DLC Burning Shores, Metacritic has announced that it will be introducing tools to combat such behavior. The review aggregator stated that it will be “evolving [its] processes” to create a more accurate representation of user reviews. The new tools are expected to introduce moderation features and possibly limit user reviews at launch. Review bombing, a method of protest in which large numbers of people provide negative reviews in a short period, has become a growing concern for review platforms. This move by Metacritic is expected to encourage developers and publishers who have been affected by review bombing to work with the platform to improve transparency between players and developers.
Today: November 30, 2023