Metacritic named Xbox Game Studios Best Publisher of 2021

Metacritic named Xbox Game Studios Best Publisher of 2021 – Destruction AllStars badly spoiled the Sony rating

Metacritical site introduced Game Publisher Rating for 2021. According to it, Xbox Game Studios overtook Sony Interactive Entertainment as the most successful publisher with an average rating of 87.4 points for its games. According to Metacritic, this is the first time a publisher has averaged over 85 Metascores in a year.

Image source: Metacritic

Image source: Metacritic

In 2021, Microsoft, represented by Xbox Game Studios, released 10 products – five games released on multiple platforms. All received positive reviews, and three of them received an excellent rating of over 90 points – Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, and Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X version).

Sony Interactive Entertainment ranked second last year with an average Metascore of 81.3. The company has released 11 products including MLB: The Show which has been released on two platforms. Of these, 10 were rated positively, but none received more than 90 points. Sony’s image was tarnished by the unsuccessful Destruction AllStars, which received 62 Metascore points.

Both publishers have improved their performance compared to the 2020 ranking. Then Microsoft could only take sixth place, and Sony – fourth. Sega was the winner that year.

Top 10 Publishers 2021:

  1. Microsoft / Xbox Game Studios – 87.4 points;
  2. Sony Interactive Entertainment – ​​81.3 points;
  3. Modest games – 80.9 points;
  4. Activision Blizzard – 80.6 points;
  5. Bethesda Softworks – 80.2 points;
  6. Capcom – 80.6 points;
  7. Bandai Namco Entertainment – 78.5 points;
  8. Sega – 77.6 points;
  9. Electronic Arts – 78.3 points;
  10. 505 games – 75.7 points.


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