A wave of negative reviews after the announcement of in-game ads



In recent days, the Resolution Games studio has been collecting many negative opinions on the Oculus store and in particular on its Blaston game. A surprising explosion of criticism, but it actually follows Facebook’s recent announcement of its intention to introduce ads into VR apps.

[Mise à jour du 22.06.2021] New development! After much criticism, Decision Games decided to back down by withdrawing BLASTON Advertising tests planned by Facebook. However, the studio announces that it plans to transmit the audition to Bait! Free Fishing Game:

[Article original du 21.06.2021] And the BLASTON Target today, because Facebook will begin its advertising tests on the latter. It’s also a game decision game This served as an example to illustrate it Blog post June 16.

As a reminder, Facebook intends to integrate advertising inputs into some VR applications (see article for more details). The news is far from unanimous among the players who are currently declaring their dissatisfaction online.


And so, Dozens of negative reviews appeared on the match sheet BLASTON situated in Oculus Store. With one in five stars, users denounce Facebook’s practices as unacceptable. The reviews are mainly based on the fact that paid apps shouldn’t have these kinds of ads.

Faced with this wave of comments, the studio wishes to reassure players by telling them that it will be a temporary test; “This is not a permanent advantage, but rather a search for future initiatives”.

Will the players’ message be strong enough? To make Facebook react? After these reactions the headlines are supposed to follow BLASTON Will they still agree to take the next Facebook tests?

Frank McCarthy

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