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Funcom CEO Would Like Steam Reviews to be Region-Locked

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 13, 2017  | Comments

Funcom CEO Would Like Steam Reviews to be Region-Locked - MMORPG.com

Funcom CEO Rui Casais would like to see Steam user reviews to be region locked. He cites that sometimes games get "review bombed" by disaffected users who may be having issues that are not present in other regions. Casais spoke with GamesIndustry.biz about a recent spate of "review bombs" launched at Conan Exiles by Chinese users as his case-in-point.

"In the last 30 days the revenue from Chinese players - the sales that we've made - was around 2% of the total sales. But the number of negative reviews made in the last 30 days, 40% were from China. There is a huge disconnect between the money we get from that territory and the amount of feedback. It makes it extremely difficult to manage.

Casais continued: "In the case of our Chinese review bomb, the problems are exactly because of servers. That shouldn't affect our Western players, because they don't have those specific problems."

You can read the rest of the interview at the link above.

What do you think of Casais's thoughts on region-locked Steam reviews?

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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