As a Roblox developer, it is currently impossible to showcase our game’s most recent ratings to the games page, instead, the all time rating is shown.
I believe ratings are an incredibly important tool to gauge how well a game, or even how a gamepass is performing.
I believe a certain segment of potential high value players might not checkout a game if the displayed rating is under their arbitrary threshold.
As a game receives more ratings, it takes more and more ratings to change the math for the number % to change for the players viewing it.
I believe developers can and do improve their games over time, and that it is unfair to display the all time rating on the games page, when what matters is the ratings going forward.
What I mean by going forward, is what the past X number of ratings have been, let’s say 1000. That’s a good example sample size to gauge the current rating of the game by the players, and small enough that updates to the game will have an impact on the ratings displayed on the games page. This could also make the top rated sort a bit more sorted by the ratings, assuming the sort goes by recent ratings, and not all time ratings. This could also be done with gamepasses if their ratings were displayed to players on prompt purchase, though 1000 may be too high of a sample size to capture change in player’s opinion about a game’s gamepasses. The all time rating could remain on the game’s detail page.
Don’t show the all time ratings on the games page, instead showcase the rolling average of the last 1000 ratings.
If Roblox is able to address this issue, it could improve developer morale and increase work to maintain high recent game ratings, upping the quality bar on Roblox to be even higher.