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Destiny grabs Teen rating

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Ratings matter. I know no matter what small children will play games that aren’t suitable for them, but the reality is that many people and retailers still follow the rules and ensure that only those allowed make purchases. Destiny has grabbed a Teen rating, which is excellent news for the new IP.

Polygon has confirmed that Destiny is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. It received this rating thanks to containing animated blood and violence, but avoided a M for Mature rating due to the absence of gambling, tobacco use, or harsh language. This might finally be the shooter that you can play before sending the kids to bed.

Bungie explained that they didn’t set out to achieve a specific rating, despite the issues in the past with Halo being rating M for Mature:

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.

I’m glad that was their intention, but of course it’s also helpful for the new IP. All the Halo games ended up with the M for Mature rating, despite the fact that this might not have been entirely appropriate. With Destiny starting out at T for Teen, this means it’s likely that the IP will carry that rating throughout its lifespan, helping to increase sales and ensure the more mature generation can teach the teens how to shoot and teabag like an adult.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 27, 2014 at 09:23

    I felt like a kid last night when playing Warframe with a bunch of much higher level guys than me.

    “Hey guys, wait for me! Can I also kill someone? No? Okay :(“


    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 09:23

      Shame bro. *hands cookie.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 09:26

        piss off pedo bear ;P


        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 09:27

          It’s because I didn’t offer milk, right? http://lolpics.se/pics/1239.gif


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 27, 2014 at 09:30

            No Luis NO!

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 27, 2014 at 09:30


          • Mossel

            June 27, 2014 at 10:04

            hahaha! omw this is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in a while. Ranks right up there with Avo posts.

  2. Rince&Shitity

    June 27, 2014 at 09:24

    Why was Halo made an M? Do you think it was a sign of the times? And now, like a teen popstar, innocence lost?


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 27, 2014 at 09:25



      • Viking Of GabeN

        June 27, 2014 at 09:45



  3. Jonah Cash

    June 27, 2014 at 09:31

    I am in full withdrawal over this game….. I soooo badly want to play this that I am not even playing all that much Fifa any more!! I need me some Destiny dammit!!!


    • Nikola

      June 27, 2014 at 13:26

      I am in the same boat all I feel like playing now but don’t worry BETA is soon:)))))


      • Jonah Cash

        June 27, 2014 at 14:06

        Can’t come soon enough, I don’t think I have ever longed for a game. So this is a first for me…..


  4. oVg FX

    June 27, 2014 at 09:32

    Thats because you need to be a TEEN to get a job in order to pay for the Internet connection to run the game 😛


    • FoxOneZA

      June 27, 2014 at 09:38

      Viva youth employment!


  5. FoxOneZA

    June 27, 2014 at 09:36

    Now the potty mouth Xbox kiddies can finally migrate from the much more mature Halo Universe to the PSN realm and swear at everyone’s family members.


    • Sk3tz0

      June 27, 2014 at 10:24

      Let them Come.. I will out Swear anybody.. I’m Afrikaans/English from the Cape Flats.. lol


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