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BioWare MIA from Develop 100

One of the industry’s most respected studios doesn’t appear in Develop’s definitive list of the best 100 developers in the world – why?

The 2011 edition of the Develop 100 – which you can find here – lists studios solely by their total average Metacritic scores in 2010.

Under this framework, BioWare didn’t even average high enough to make it into the list of top 200 developers. Top 300? Sadly not. Look lower.

It seems impossible. On face value, this one of those rare occasions when the statistics aren’t telling the entire truth, surely?

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Kal8532694d ago (Edited 2694d ago )

Hopefully they'll learn from this and not make ME3 as crappy as DA2. Up until DA2 they were the best of western rpg makers, second only to Bethesda in my opinion. But the scores speak for themselves. I still have tremendous hope for BioWare, I just hope EA gives them enough independence to continue their long history of amazing games and not just churn out half finished games as fast as possible to make quick money with no regard for quality.

Tuxedo_Mask2694d ago (Edited 2694d ago )

As wary as I am of BioWare now I don't think the fact that they didn't make it on "Develop’s definitive list of the best 100 developers" is that big of a deal. Since it's going by Metacritic scores, which are unreliable to begin with, any developer who made one successful game for the iPhone would rank higher than a company that made multiple games for consoles and PCs.