Starfield Rated ‘Mature’ By ESRB, Features Post-Sex Dialogue


It was recently discovered that ESRB’s rating for Starfield is set to ‘Mature’, and in the summary breaking down the rating itself, several key pieces of information were revealed. From a brief overview of weapons and sequences to a mention of post-sex dialogue, ESRB’s rating allows us another tiny tidbit of information regarding Bethesda’s upcoming space-faring epic.

It’s the most highly anticipated game of the year (arguably), and it makes sense that every snippet of information leaves fans hungry for more. Several weeks ago, the Australian rating for the game emerged, and it seemed to suggest there would be no sex scenes present in the game – but ESRB’s rating may have changed that fact.

Rated ‘M’ For Mature

In the summary that was provided by the ESRB, the entire story is laid out before the eyes of prospective players. It’s written that this is an ‘open-world role-playing game’ that sees players assume control of a ‘miner tasked with finding Artifacts across the galaxy.’

Like Fallout, Starfield will feature a range of weapons both traditional and futuristic, with laser weapons, axes, guns, and explosives being featured in the game. In the words of the ESRB, combat is fast-paced and bloody, as well.

It was also revealed that there will be some kind of romance scene mechanics in the game, with post-sex dialogue being mentioned. These intimate moments will follow a system put in place by the Fallout games, it seems. By that, we mean that there’s nothing graphic to be seen, and the entire situation is wrapped up in humor and one-liners, such as:

“I’m all for getting a little wild, but next time let’s try it without the jetpacks.”

Think of the fade-to-black scenes witnessed in games like Fallout: New Vegas.

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There’s also a mention of ‘Aurora’, a fictional drug that’s ‘prominent’ in the game, and there’s an entire section of the game that revolves around busting into a drug manufacturing lab.

It’s not much, but we’ll get a lot more when the Starfield showcase drops on June 11th.

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