"The game we have created is the one we want our fans to be able to play."
By Tim Colwill on January 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm
Most MMORPGs generally try to avoid ESRB ratings of ‘Mature’ and above, simply because of the audience limitations this creates. Bethesda have had to deal with just such a situation today, after The Elder Scrolls Online was hit with a ‘Mature’ rating, but the company says they won’t be changing anything.
“While we may disagree with the ESRB’s determination, we do not plan to challenge the rating, and we are unwilling to change the game’s content to achieve a different rating,” says Bethesda. “The game we have created is the one we want our fans to be able to play.”
“As a result of the ESRB rating, we are in the process of promptly updating everything with the required rating and age gates, including game trailers, web sites, and ads. Thanks for your understanding. We can’t wait to welcome players into The Elder Scrolls Online soon.”
The Mature rating relates to Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Violence.
The Elder Scrolls Online launches on April 4.
Source: Thanks, Sathias