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Star Wars: Battlefront Shoots For Less Offensive "T" Rating

If you're a parent, you're probably interested in video game ratings.

And chances are, you're not a big fan of giving your 8-year-old M-rated (Mature) games to play, as they're rated for 17 and up.

The good news is that if you have a child who is a huge "Star Wars" fan, you may not have to worry too much about the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. Even though the new multiplayer shooter from DICE and Electronic Arts does indeed involve violence, there isn't much in the way of blood, gore, or other potentially offensive material. That's why, even though the ESRB hasn't issued an official rating yet, EA said they're hoping to get the more family-friendly Teen rating.

As it says on the game's Twitter account:

"Star Wars Battlefront is still rated 'RP' (Rating Pending) but we're targeting a rating of 'T' for Teen."

The Battlefront beta is currently running and a recent comparison found that the PS4 version has the edge. They've also just confirmed that the beta period will be extended for one more day. Furthermore, it has recently come to light that playable heroes might include Han Solo, Princess Leia and The Emperor.

Star Wars: Battlefront is set to launch on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront

Tags: star wars battlefront rating, sw battlefront, battlefront esrb

10/11/2015 9:02:19 PM John Shepard

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 10:37:19 PM

What is not offensive about killing other people? Even if there is no blood you are still killing people.

Last edited by j587 on 10/11/2015 10:37:41 PM

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Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 11:13:06 AM

From the Empire's point of view... "They're just Rebel scum."

From Obi-Wan's point of view... "They're just a wretched hive of scum and villainy."

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Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 2:16:52 PM

It's a fair point though.

Basically it's perfectly acceptable to kill something provided it doesn't bleed to get a T rating??

I think I'd much prefer my kids (when/if I have them) to see the blood and the consequences of splitting someone/thing in half with a lightsaber.

Then again, perhaps a lightsaber would cauterise the wound immediately...thus no it's sheer realism they are going for!!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 1:07:23 PM

lol you guys... Before saying this about a game, look at movies. Plenty of action movies where people die and rated Teen because there is no gore or very crude things.

That's just how it is. This is an acceptable level of violence a TEEN can be exposed too by our society's standards. Now if you want to breed ignorant little teens who have never seen violence until adulthood and then cry and suicide when they see a real Bambi being killed... That's up to you XD

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