an astronaut approaches their spacecraft’s cockpit in Starfield

an astronaut approaches their spacecraft’s cockpit in Starfield

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has handed judgment on Starfield, and like Bethesda Game Studios’ different video games (Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim) the spacefaring role-playing game shall be an M for Mature-rated game. Expect violence, foul language, sex, and drug use in Starfield when the game launches later this summer season.

When it involves violence, gamers will use “futuristic guns, lasers, axes, and explosives to kill enemies,” based on the ESRB’s content material description of the game. “Combat is fast-paced, with frequent gunfire, cries of pain, and explosions. Attacks on some enemies can result in blood-splatter effects; several environments depict blood stains on the ground around corpses.”

While the violence sounds graphic, the sex in Starfield sounds fairly tame. The game’s rating says gamers can anticipate “some suggestive material in the dialogue, and after sharing a bed with characters.” The better of these suggestive traces? “I’m all for getting a little wild, but next time let’s try it without the jetpacks,” as famous by the ESRB. My Starfield character, whom I’ll role-play as having nothing but jetpack-equipped coitus, higher not say that and break my immersion.

Finally, the rating additionally reminds us that Starfield will allow you to get excessive on that primo stuff: house fish juice. Starfield’s drug of alternative is known as Aurora, and as famous by Bethesda manner again in 2021, gamers will get some once they go to a vacation spot known as Neon, a “pleasure city” constructed on a large fishing facility. That facility processes a breed of psychotropic fish that creates the naturally occurring drug, and, based on the ESRB, gamers may even work there in some unspecified time in the future within the game.

Starfield is slated to hit Windows PC and Xbox Series X on Sept. 6. The game will launch day one on Game Pass. In June, Bethesda and Microsoft promise a deep dive into Starfield in a livestream titled Starfield Direct.