A lot of people are interested in CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 and want to know more about the gameplay aspects. And speaking of gameplay, what will the game have players doing and how will it let folks go about completing objectives? Well, given that many gamers are combing over every morsel and bit of detail surrounding the game, another piece of info — that’s not official yet — regarding the game’s rating recently caught the eye of gamers offering a glimpse into what the game could sport.
Upon doing some more research on Cyberpunk 2077, I’ve recently stumbled across a new thread talking about the title and how one particular user is concerned about the game. Upon reading the discussion it lead me to the bottom of the post where there’s an ESRB listing for all of CD Projekt Red’s titles: the ESRB rating at the bottom of the screen carries an ‘M’ for Mature label, listing off each of the things contained within CD Projekt Red’s games.
As of now, we might have an understanding as to what the game may contain when it does come around to fruition.
Although other rating sites like the ESRB do not list the game with its rating just yet, you’ll notice that on the official website the Mature label is listed for all of CD Projekt’s games. The first image comes from cdprojektred.com/forum (very bottom of the site) and details the following content.
Yes, on the official website the label lists all of the content that they’ve notified the ESRB about for each of their games, this contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content and Use of Drugs.
Looking over to official Witcher store page (at the bottom of the site), you’ll see the ESRB rating where it rattles off what the game is rated for.
The image clearly reveals: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content and Use of Alcohol.
The difference between the two is that the former label sports Use of Drugs, while the latter contains Use of Alcohol. This is because in The Witcher 2‘s ESRB rating does contain “Use of Drugs”, but it’s interesting that it’s not featured on the official shop page for The Witcher . So clearly they’re compacting all of their ESRB labels into one label and have it slapped on their official website at the bottom.
What’s interesting, however, is that the only other websites showing Cyberpunk 2077’s rating is a summary over on IGN and MetaCritic that both still show “RP”. Again, it’s interesting that Cyberbunk 2077’s official site used to show “RP”, but now it just has the “Mature” label that seems to represent all of CD Projekt Red’s games. It would seem like they would have both a “Mature” label and a “Rating Pending” label to represent The Witcher games and Cyberpunk 2077, since the latter game hasn’t been rated yet.
It’s almost as if they already expect the game to get an ‘M’ rating for all of the things listed at the bottom of the site, so they just have the label there as a placeholder, or it could be that they’re expecting ample amounts of gore, nudity, strong sexual content, language and violence, and are giving people a heads-up before the game actually gets rated. There’s also a pretty high expectancy from those on the CDPR forums that the game will get the ‘M’ for Mature rating based on the aforementioned adult subject matter.
It’ll be interesting to see if the above is all true and how the game will be on release seeing that CD Projekt Red’s visual effects artist, Jose Teixeira, revealed that…
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before. Far, far bigger. We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is said to come out when it’s ready.