Destiny receives T for Teen rating from ESRB, Bungie responds

  • Posted June 27th, 2014 at 14:32 EDT by

 The Entertainment Ratings Software Board has given Bungie's upcoming sci-fi epic Destiny a "T for Teen" rating, deeming it appropriate for players thirteen years old and up.

Destiny earned the "T" rating from the ESRB for "animated blood" and "violence."

Speaking with the site Polygon, Bungie commented, "We’ve always set out to make games that lots of players can enjoy, and to build experiences that matter to people."

Shooting for a more widely accessible age rating was not a primary goal for Bungie however. A studio spokesperson elaborated, "For Destiny, we didn’t aggressively pursue one rating over another, though. 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 the past, Bungie stated they wanted Destiny to avoid the stereotypical image the public has of Halo players: "frat boys teabagging one another and calling each other names," as Technical Director Chris Butcher put it.

Let us know your thoughts on Destiny's T rating in the comments below.

Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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