Glen Schofield’s tweet asking fans of Modern Warfare 3 to jump on MetaCritic and defend their title has continued to attract attention as the story is picked up by more and more gaming publications. IGN, who broke the news in the first place, titled their piece “MW3 Dev Begs for Help With Low Metacritic User Score“. Now, as a co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, the developers behind Modern Warfare 3, you can’t blame Glen Schofield for being passionate about the work his company did on the title and furthermore, the mixed reception MW3 has gotten from gamers won’t be doing much for his pride or the morale of the team at Sledgehammer. Throw in the use of the word “begs” by IGN and he was bound to respond in someway and indeed he has, again on Twitter:
IGN uses the word “begs”. Wrong. Sensationalized journalism.
They should call me and talk with me. Trolling my tweets seems, well, like not getting a good story. Comes with the territory.
You can judge for yourself if “begs” was being a little harsh, with Schofield’s original comments being:
I don’t usually do this but, if u like MW3 go 2 Metacritic.com & help our user score. It’s suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree.
To be fair Modern Warfare 3 was never going to be a revolutionary new title and people probably shouldn’t have expected it to be. However, taking to Twitter in the first place to ask for support was never going to come off well! What’s going to be interesting in the coming weeks is if the large amount of dissatisfaction with Modern Warfare 3 that is currently being expressed calms down a little, to what should be a more reasonable level, or if we get any more official or even semi-official responses to the negative press out there.