Bungie's Halo games were rated "M" for Mature. But Destiny isn't so offensive to the ESRB.
As reported by Polygon , the upcoming shared-world shooter will be rated "T" for Teen, as it boasts "animated blood and violence." Said a Bungie representative:
"For Destiny, we didn't aggressively pursue one rating over another. 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."
In contrast, 2010's Halo: Reach got an "M" rating for "blood" and "violence" but as many are pointing out, there isn't that much difference between any Halo installment and Destiny . Is the ESRB getting more lenient or are they simply rectifying the weirdness of calling Halo a Mature-only series?
Destiny is set to release on September 9 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
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