With only a couple months left until the release of the PlayStation VR and its titles, PlayStation VR Worlds has been given its own rating, and it is classified as M for Mature by the American Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
There is a full summary given for the rating, which is needed for such a varied title such as PlayStation VR Worlds with some experiences very being very understandably mature, and others quite alright for most audiences. The main reasons for this rating is the presence of blood, strong language, use of tobacco, and violence.
More specifically, two of the five mimi-games involve first-person shooting combat. One sequence in particular detailed, which is presumably from The London Heist, where players can shoot motorcycle riding thugs from a moving car. The use of tobacco through this isn’t just down to seeing it, but players being able to act out smoking a cigar that is on a table. As well as this, there is also the use of a certain F word that frequents The London Heist mostly.
More and more titles are being rated, however not at such a high pace. Batman: Arkham VR was given its own Mature rating earlier this month as it has mature themes, violence, and language. Another title that has been rated is not a videogame, but a movie – BBFC’s first VR title, in fact. ABE VR was given a 15 age certificate for its bloody violence and amount of threat that the viewer felt.
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