In the life of a games development one of the last stages that it goes through is to be rated by The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). That is the point that Tom Clancy’s The Division is at now and the rating by the board has come back. According to the ESRB Tom Clancy’s The Division will be rated mature.
Their official statement on the game also reveals a few little details. Apparently during cutscenes we will see bound hostages been stabbed or shot in the head. There is also a considerable amount of bad language and some realistic sound effects like gunfire and screams. All what we have come to expect from a mature title.
The official statement said, “This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a sleeper agent of The Division, a secret government agency designed to respond to major disasters. As players explore urban areas after a bio-terrorism attack, they combat street gangs and militias in realistic tactical fire fights; characters mostly use machine guns, shotguns, turrets, and grenades to kill enemies. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large splashes of blood. Several sequences depict corpses, some tied up or hanging from railings, and players must rescue hostages in some levels of the game. Cutscenes occasionally depict bound hostages being stabbed or shot in the head. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released for Xbox One on March 8 so not long to wait now.