Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ developer responds to censorship concerns

See also

ZeniMax Online Studios provided a response in regards to the “mature” rating that was given by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for the upcoming multiplatform video game, “The Elder Scrolls Online.” According to a report from VG247 on Jan. 23, a representative from the company disclosed that they did not agree with the assessment from the ESRB.

More Photos

However, ZeniMax Online Studios won’t be challenging the “mature” rating. Furthermore, they don’t plan on censoring the massively multiplayer online role-playing game in order to get a softer mark from the ESRB as they want the fans to experience the original vision. You can find some screens from “The Elder Scrolls Online” in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments below (courtesy of Game Informer and VG247):

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.

The “mature” rating hurts “The Elder Scrolls Online” in that the video game has been deemed not suitable for players under the age of 17. As a result, the potential audience for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game could have shrunk.

“The Elder Scrolls Online” will be released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. In addition to purchasing the video game, players must also pay a monthly subscription fee of $14.99. Bethesda Softworks, the same company that published “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” will be distributing the upcoming MMO title.

You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “The Elder Scrolls Online,” PS4 and Xbox One.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Camera
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Headlines

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!