Harmonix has admitted that some of their employees have been posting positive reviews of Rock Band 4 to Destructoid.
The story originally broke after rumors about these reviews surfaced on Reddit. In the post, user Documental38 linked at least seven Harmonix employees to these reviews, which included titles such as, “Love this game!” From here, Destructoid matched more reviews to Harmonix employees.
When Destructoid reached out, a representative of Harmonix admitted to the claims and said that:
“Harmonix has clarified its internal policy about posting reviews of our own products on retail sites, and we’ve asked that existing reviews be edited to identify Harmonix employees or be removed entirely.
While we believe the reviews posted by a few employees were sincere and without ill intentions, as a studio we don’t believe these are appropriate actions. We appreciate the feedback from the community, and take our relationship with our fans seriously.”
Rock Band 4 was released on Oct. 4 and we gave it a 3/5 because it is “still one of the best local multiplayer games out there.” However, we criticized it for its lack of content for its price and because the story mode was bland.
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