It looks like Bungie’s latest shooter will have a much wider “legal” audience this time around. Not that most kids pay attention to ESRB ratings in this day and age anyways. Yes, I’m looking at you Call of Duty.
Bungie has confirmed that Destiny will be receiving the T rating, citing only two things – violence and blood. Speaking with Polygon, Bungie had this to say about Destiny:
“We’ve always set out to make games that lots of players can enjoy, and to build experiences that matter to people For Destiny, we didn’t aggressively pursue one rating over another, though. We constructed foundational pillars that have guided development from start to finish. We wanted our worlds to be a place people felt good about spending 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.”
Kind of refreshing to hear that for an FPS, eh?
Just in case you were wondering why we’re covering Destiny in a small capacity, you can read our impressions of the Alpha right here which will explain in detail why we’re covering Destiny.