The Elder Scrolls Online given ‘Mature’ rating, Bethesda unwilling to change content

The Elder Scrolls Online

By 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

8 comments (Leave your own)

Having watched their “group content” video today I can;t help but think TESO is going to fail immediately.


mmos should be 15+ anyway



Thank God. Elder scrolls does not need an MMO.


Having watched their “group content” video today I can;t help but think TESO is going to fail immediately.

Why? It just looks like a Co-Op Skyrim? Skyrim with friends? (I’m not an Elder Scrolls fan btw).

Same thing was said about SWTOR, and I kept saying why? it looks like KOTOR with friends, which basically is what it turned out to be… and it’s doing well.


Co-op Skyrim would be awesome


In my opinion it is going to suffer from overhype-syndrome, just like every other mmo that has come round the bend.

Everyone will be raring to go expecting this absolute amazing game, but it’s just going to be another mmo in the market with a salute to elder scrolls rather than (insert generic franchise here)

That said I hope it does do well, I never got into skyrim all that much, played it for a whole 100 hours and was over the repetition.



You mean 18+ right?



It already exists with Skyrim Online…

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