post on The Epic Games Store
from last week announces the addition of
Ratings and Polls to the store. Word is: "Responses will populate the store
product pages with information about games and apps, creating a better
experience and helping players find games they’re more likely to love." But what
about review bombing, you might ask, since this has become an increasingly
common occurrence. According to Epic, this system is designed to prevent that.
Our ratings system will ask random players, who have played a
game for more than two hours, to give a rating on a five point scale. Here's how
it works: Following a play session, random players will be offered the
opportunity to score the game up to five stars. Over time, these scores will
help populate the “Overall Rating” that will appear on the product’s store page.
Because these requests are randomized, we won’t spam our players, and we
probably won’t ask about every game or app used. This approach protects games
from review bombing and ensures people assigning scores are actual players of