The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. After a handful of seemingly fake reviews were spotted on a game in the Oculus Store, the company says the offending reviews were removed, and further claims that fake reviews on the platform are few and far between.
Redditors ‘thekthepthe3‘ and ‘matt90410‘ recently pointed out some suspicious looking reviews of a Rift game on the Oculus Store. ‘Matt90410’ called out a few of the 5-star reviews that were especially short and riddled with odd and unspecific phrasing: The attention prompted action by Oculus, who today confirmed to Road to VR that some of the reviews on the game were indeed deemed fake and were removed.
A spokesperson said the reviews stemmed from keys that were distributed by the game’s developer, not from people who had actually purchased the game. Following the incident, Oculus said they pulled data to look for signs of fake reviews on other titles and found that fake reviews were rare.
Though they had no specifics to share at this time, the company says they’re looking into ways to detect and prevent fake reviews going forward. The Oculus Store uses a 5-star review system, and reviews can only be written by owners of each game (owners can be those who purchased the game, or those who redeemed the game with a key that originated from the developer).
When browsing the store through the Oculus desktop app, there’s a hidden ‘Mark as Spam’ button for reporting individual reviews, but not on the web version. Tools for potential buyers to assess reviews on the Oculus Store are unfortunately lacking. Read more from roadtovr.com…
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