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The Epic Games Store's planned Review System will be Optional

Epic Games' review system will be opt-in for developers

The Epic Games Store's planned Review System will be Optional

The Epic Games Store's planned Review System will be Optional

Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney has confirmed that the Epic Games Store's planned review system will be an opt-in feature, allowing developers to utilise or ignore the function depending on their preferences. 

In recent years, game reviews sections have become a place where gamers often vent about subjects that are often outside of a game and its merits, with a recent example being the "review bombing" of the Metro series on Steam following Metro Exodus becoming an Epic Games Store timed exclusive. "Review bombing" is a term that's used when gamers leave negative reviews for games en masse after their developer or publisher is involved in some form of controversy.  

Right now, the Epic Games Store is a curated platform, which means that the storefront's current selection of games has been verified by Epic's staff and is seen as being worthy of its place on the platform. Even so, user reviews are a useful metric for gamers, especially for smaller indie titles that have received little coverage by the gaming press.  

Below is a comment from Tim Sweeney regarding the Epic Games Store's planned review system.   

 

    We’re working on a review system for the Epic Games store based on the existing one in the Unreal Engine marketplace. It will be opt-in by developers. We think this is best because review bombing and other gaming-the-system is a real problem.  

 

The Epic Games Store's planned Review System will be Optional  

While Epic Games can be commended for delivering developers a large cut of their game's revenue, it is worth noting that Valve' Steam Store is currently more feature rich than Epic's platform in a variety of areas. Epic's storefront will likely gain many of these features in time, but for now Steam will likely remain the gaming platform of choice for most PC gamers. 

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31-01-2019, 09:29:27

Peace
While sometimes less is more, I would definitely have a fishy smell in my nose if a dev chooses to not have reviews enabled
GOOD (!) reviews help everyone, gamers AND the devs themselves.Quote

31-01-2019, 10:07:06

NeverBackDown
Not sure I like this but I guess you can always just go online to see how it is
Although if they start getting bad reviews and they opt out that will be shadyQuote

31-01-2019, 10:08:13

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
While sometimes less is more, I would definitely have a fishy smell in my nose if a dev chooses to not have reviews enabled
GOOD (!) reviews help everyone, gamers AND the devs themselves.
not when you have childish tantrum filled rageaholics who do review bombs because they are angry at something that is not the product in question.

I dont accept any user review. Too much toxicity. I prefer proper sitesQuote

31-01-2019, 10:47:54

looz
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
not when you have childish tantrum filled rageaholics who do review bombs because they are angry at something that is not the product in question.

I dont accept any user review. Too much toxicity. I prefer proper sites
Well there's a better way for that, like on Steam it says there has been an influx of bad reviews recently. That way customers can be the judge and not the company.Quote

31-01-2019, 11:58:23

tgrech
Yeah, user reviews are always pretty useless regardless of whether it's Amazon, eBay, ect. Usually bad reviews means someone didn't know how to use something, or bought something they couldn't use. If a game has good reviews, it means a newer game in the series recently came out and everyone is coming to say how much better the one just before was. Whenever I see a game has an influx of bad reviews on Steam it generally seems to mean loads of people are getting triggered over the fact they think a liberal agenda is being forced on them or something as a result of some dumb twitter politics or whatever.Quote
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