Elder Scrolls Online Receives M Rating

M rating: a hindrance or a blessing?

Bethesda announced today that The Elder Scrolls Online is rated M by Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), not the T that they were expecting.

Bethesda's VP Pete Hines tweeted today,

The ESRB advised us that it has given The Elder Scrolls Online a Mature rating. 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. 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.

While Bethesda may lose some of their audience due to the M rating, now they can add more content that they couldn't before.

ESO will arrive on PC and Mac April 4, 2014. And June for PS4 and Xbox One.

Published Jan. 27th 2014
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