Rumors Surrounding Halo 4 “Bribed Review Scores”
It’s no secret that certain websites take “added incentives” in order to give games a high review score but it’s not very often a possible piece of evidence is put on display. An image recently begun circulating the internet from an apparent letter attached to early press copies of the hit FPS title, Halo 4. In the image it states that websites that got an early copy only did so under the agreement of giving Halo 4 a minimum of 9.5, or the equivalent based on the websites rating system. There’s also a mention of a free limited edition Xbox 360 console provided with the copy of the game, although that part of the letter is slightly obscured.
There is no proof that this is a legitimate letter but this hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying around the internet and there’s no doubt that it has put a shadow over some of the sites listed on MetaCritic that provided a 9.5+ review on November 1st, as stated in the letter. Although there has been no official comment it’s pretty obvious this is probably on the hoax side of rumor. After doing some more digging it appears that Triple Point aren’t directly involved in the PR delivery of Halo 4 couple that with a few discrepancies within the article, probably puts this rumor to rest as a fake. Although, it does pose more questions.
Why would someone single out Triple Point? Or even Halo 4? Gamers are a strange breed, that’s for sure.