Tails Of Iron Developers Only Get A Pay Bonus If The Game Reviews Well

GameByte writes: "Tails of Iron developer Odd Bug Studio has seemingly revealed in a tweet that developers will only get a pay bonus if the game has reviewed well on OpenCritic."

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leahcim54d ago

It is called "performance bonuses".

SlothLordPootus54d ago (Edited 54d ago )

Quite the scummy move by the developers to tweet about it AND tag major outlets. Consumers then wouldn't be able to trust review scores. Ultimately they're bonuses, not base pay, so I don't feel so bad about it, but the whole bonus for high ratings thing is quite archaic, and I feel like sales would be a better indicator, though those efforts are handled by publisher so not sure how that would affect motivations.

slowgamer54d ago

Well.. It would be quite weird getting a BONUS money if it's a bad game.
Though you can't really trust reviews nowadays, especially first ones. They are mostly 10 or 4 based on how "reviewer" likes the company or politics behind them or that if it's more "art" than some others. I think more real reviews come a bit after the first rush.

TheRealTedCruz54d ago

It should be based on sales, if anything. I like that they brought up the situation with Obsidian and New Vegas.
They lost a giant payout over one singular point on metacritic, yet is still held as the best in the series by many.

DeeeezNuuuts53d ago (Edited 53d ago )

And that's bad why? I don't get a bonus at work if I do a poor job, if the game turns out to be good then they shouldn't have a problem.

Edit: someone pointed out that based on sales would be a better and I agree, a lot of reviews these days are not a true reflection of a game.

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