The Entertainment Software Rating Board
has given Elder Scrolls Online
a Mature rating for "Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, and Violence," ZeniMax posted on its Facebook page
The studio is none too happy about the decision, stating, "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."
ZeniMax said that the ruling has forced the studio to put the Mature rating and age gates on the ESO
site, trailers, and ads.