Valve Revealed Their Opinion About Positive Review Bombing on Assassin’s Creed: Unity

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In recent blog post Valve revealed their opinion about positive review bombs on Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

They stated that at the time they decided to remove review bombs, they defined it as “an event where players post a large number of reviews in a very compressed time frame, aimed at lowering the Review Score of a game.”, since there were no examples of one “positive review bombs”.

But as Assassin’s Creed: Unity incident happened, they looked back.

According to Valve, what happened to AC: Unity seems not to be a case of the review bomb as actual players increased alongside the reviews and most of the reviews looks like standard reviews of a new player, or a player that’s returning to a product they bought a while ago.

And about if it is off-topic or not, they said they’re not sure since context can change. Mentioning that if there’s a game that heavily focused on Christmas, they “suspect we’d see it have Review Score fluctuations around Christmas-time”.

Read the full post here.

New Ghost Recon Title Announced; And There’ll be No Steam Release

Ubisoft revealed new Tom Clancy’s title, Ghost Recon Breakpoint. But yet again, it will skip Steam in favor of Epic Games Store.

Earlier this year, Ubisoft has mentioned that “additional select titles” would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store throughout 2019. And since, all of the three “major” release — The Division 2, Anno 1800, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint — has been announced to be Epic Games Store exclusive.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint will release on October 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Got Positive Review Bombing; And Steam Should Remove It

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After Ubisoft funded €500,000 and gave Assassin’s Creed Unity away for free according to what happened to Notre Damn, the game received hundreds of positive reviews, which was enough to change it’s “Mixed” rating to “Very Positive”.

However, Steam‘s recent review system was suppose to work as to remove off-topic reviews, and it did removed thousand of negative reviews from Borderlands 2. But it didn’t in AC:Unity.

Review bombing is review bombing, recent positive reviews in Assassin’s Creed Unity is off-topic and has nothing to do with the game it self. Therefore, it is not any different to Borderlands 2 reviews and Steam should remove it to make their system consistent and neutral. If they doesn’t, it is not any different from biased censorship.

Anno 1800 Will Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

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Ubisoft announced that they chose to make Anno 1800 a Epic Games Store exclusive after “the successful launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2“.

Like The Division 2, Anno 1800 will be only available on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store. And only who pre-ordered the game on Steam will get their copy through Steam. Steam users also won’t be able to participate the open beta.

And this time, they also announced that “Pre-orders on Steam can be made until the release of the game”.