The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated the upcoming Bungie game, Destiny, a T for Teen rating. It has been Rated T for Violence and Animated Blood.
In a recent statement, Bungie has said “We’ve always set out to make games that lots of player can enjoy, and to build experiences that matter to people for Destiny, we didn’t aggressively pursue one rating over the other, though. We constructed foundational pillars that have guided development from start to finish. We wanted our worlds to be a place people felt good to spend time in. We wanted our worlds to be worthy of heroes. For us that meant Destiny would never be reprehensible, but rather bright, hopeful, and adventurous. That’s a world that resonates with us, and we hope it resonates with gamers, too.”
Destiny is the newest first person shooter from Bungie, who is known for the Halo franchise. After splitting from Microsoft to be more independent, the company has been working on Destiny. There was a Alpha for Destiny a day after E3, and the Beta coming out in July for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Beta for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One will be out shortly after.
Destiny will be released in September 9th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Having played the Destiny Alpha myself, I’m not that surprised by its rating. Given that Activision is investing $500 million on this franchise, having it a Teen Rating would be the best way to gain the money back and to lock on a sequel.
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