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The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating

by Alex Martinet, Jan 22, 2014 3:30pm PST

The Elder Scrolls Online has been given an M rating by the ESRB. According to Bethesda VP Pete Hines, the company had anticipated a T rating. While disappointed, the company does not plan on challenging the rating. "The game we have created is the one we want our fans to be able to play," Bethesda told fans.

"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," an update to Bethesda's Facebook page reads. Because of the unexpected Mature turn for the game, Bethesda is now required to age-gate all content surrounding the game. It also means that anyone that joins the game should technically be over 17 years old.

For an updated look at the game, check out today's play session video:





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