Rockstar’s upcoming open-world darling Grand Theft Auto V has finally been rated by the ESRB.
The ratings board, based in the US, has provided a host of details about what kind of mature content the game will contain, ranging from sexual content, to violence and more.
“Players use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill various enemies (e.g., rival gang members); players also have the ability to shoot non-adversary civilians, though this may negatively affect players’ progress as a penalty system triggers a broad police search. Blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and the game contains rare depictions of dismemberment.
“In one sequence, players are directed to use various instruments and means to extract information from a character; the sequence is intense and prolonged, and it involves some player interaction (i.e., responding to on-screen prompts).”
Although no nudity is portrayed during sex scenes, it’ll be present in a lap dance sequence of the game.
“Within the game, TV programs and radio ads contain instances of mature humor,” the listing continues. “Myriad sex jokes; depictions of raw sewage and feces on a worker’s body; a brief instance of necrophilia (no nudity is depicted).
“Some sequences within the larger game allow players to use narcotics (e.g., smoking from a bong, lighting a marijuana joint); cocaine use is also depicted. Players’ character can, at various times, consume alcohol and drive while under the influence. The words f**k, c*nt, and n**ger can be heard in the dialogue.”
There you go, that’s everything you will expect a GTA title to feature and it’s good to know the game is ready to ship very soon. It’s out on September 17 on the PS3. We’ll have the review up on launch day.