Should More T Rated Games Make The Jump To M Rated?

Call of Duty’s 1, 2 and 3 were teen rated, with the content descriptions of just blood and violence, fitting the T rating. Every Call of Duty since Call of Duty 3 have been mature rated and the content descriptions have varied hugely. One thing that clearly stuck out to me was the line “Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content” which i can only assume to mean there may be possibly offensive Gamertags and people will be chatting in game as CoD 4 was the first wide-spread multiplayer Call of Duty, and of course the strong language and intense violence played a big part in earning it it’s rating.

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Mankey2759d ago

Obviously the answer to that lies in the story, themes, setting and game-play that any given developer wishes to explore.

Working with this premise, it is more important to make a best version of the game you are setting out to create, rather than simply targeting a rating. A rating is useful as general tool for parents attempting to tell what games might be acceptable for their children to play, but in pretty much any other circumstance, it really doesn't tell you very much about the game.

Focus on the game you are trying to make, not the rating that it will receive.