Irrational Games have removed the requirement to have worked on a game with an 85+ Metacritic score from a recent job listing. The original advert promoted a flurry of criticism and comment – you can read Toby’s thoughts here.
Patrick Miller, Editor of Game Developer magazine, noted that Irrational’s requirement would mean people who had worked on N.O.V.A. 2, Trainyard, Pizza vs. Skeletons, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 or Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball – Avengers Chronicles could apply for the job.
However applicants that had worked on the likes of Saints Row: The Third, Crysis 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Borderlands, DOOM II, Mario Kart 64 and Rock Band would find their CVs being filed in the bin before the interview stage.
The job listing no longer includes the Metacritic requirement.