Moore: Metacritic a slippery slope

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has warned that the development world’s obsession with high Metacritic scores may leave gamers in the dark.

Metacritic scores have previously been worked into the development teams’ objectives, and the hardest task fell to the FIFA crew, who were challenged by Moore to go out and win a 90 Metacritic rating on their next game.

But now Moore feels that as the quality has been nailed down it’s time to move beyond the score aggregation website.

"I’ve taken the entire FIFA team out for dinner for a tremendous celebration for what they did on FIFA 10, because they not only delivered a 90 they delivered a 91," Moore stated. "In terms of what I want from FIFA 11, it is difficult to tell them to go and get a 92 or 93. It is almost impossible to take an iterative annual sports title and get it into the mid-90s."

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