After the recent Bethesda bombshell, we now know when Starfield will launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC, including day one on Xbox Game Pass. The team’s sprawling RPG should pack a lot of content if Bethesda’s previous games are to be believed, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the Australian government has had issues with some of them.
Prior to the game’s release in September, the Australian Ratings Board gave Starfield a “Restricted for 18+” rating. The rating covers many different categories, such as violence and nudity, but only one pushed the game into the narrow category: “Drug Use”.
The rating doesn’t tell us more about what exactly is so explicit, but as it stands, Starfield will be getting this rating in Australia from September. Here’s how the rating chart describes “Restricted 18+”:
“Material intended for persons over the age of 18 is restricted to adults because it contains content considered to have a high impact on viewers. This includes content that may be offensive to sections of the adult community. A person may be required to provide proof of age before purchasing, hiring, or viewing R 18+ movies and video games at a retail store or theater.”
In February 2022, Bethesda discussed Starfield’s ‘Neon’ location, a ‘pleasure town’ that will serve as the only legal place to use the game’s ‘Aurora’ drug. the AU? Who knows, but it’s clear that drug use will be a pretty big part of Starfield.
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