Detroit: Become Human ESRB Rating Warns of Slow Motion Murder, and More
Just last month we told you that Detroit: Become Human had officially gone gold and with a release date just a few weeks away, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) have officially released their rating for the anticipated title. Interestingly, the ESRB rating cites a variety of reasons behind it’s Mature rating.
Considering just how much violence has been depicted in trailers alone, this Mature ESRB rating shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, Quantic Dream has previously come under fire over for using violence to sell their game, however the lead writer himself has stated it’s all part of making Detroit: Become Human both “meaningful and impactful.” The reasons for the Mature rating are plenty, including human-android sex, slow motion murder, android genitals, and child abuse. You can check out the full description for the Mature rating from the North American rating board association below.
“This is an action game in which players follow the stories of various androids as they interact with humans in a futuristic Detroit. From a third-person perspective, players explore environments, examine crime scenes, and perform tasks while navigating conversations and events with other characters. Some sequences depict characters punching, stabbing, or shooting one another (occasionally seen in slow-motion); characters (including police officers) may also be executed in a handful of scenes. One dramatic sequence involves a man striking a child across the face; players later hear audio of the man beating the child with a belt (the beating is not visually depicted). Homicide scenes sometimes depict human corpses with bloodstained wounds or clothing. The game includes some sexual material and nudity: a sex club containing pole-dancing androids in revealing outfits; a crime scene describing human-android sex (no sexual activity is depicted); an article titled “Android Sex Officially Better!”; posters depicting women in provocative poses barely covering their genitals. During the course of the game, there are several references to a drug called “Red Ice,” a fictional version of methamphetamines; one character can be seen smoking the drug from a pipe. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.”
It seems the latest title from Quantic Dream falls in line with their previous ones, including Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Farenheit, all which received Mature ratings as well. Detroit: Become Human will launch on May 25th, exclusively for the PS4. What do you think about the ESRB rating? Are you surprised? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and keep it locked for updates!