Starfield Includes High Profile Romance with New ESRB Rating

Romance is a major factor in life. Everyone wants to fall in love and spend time with their special someone. With it being such a natural part of life, players will find that plenty of games include romance as an option in role-playing games. What’s living in a new world if you can’t find love in it? This has been observed in plenty of Bethesda titles. Now, it seems that they’re taking it to the next level in Starfield, at least according to the game’s ESRB rating.

Starfield Lets Players Love Among the Stars According to New ESRB Rating

Starfield Suggesttive Themes

Starfield’s official Twitter shows that the game now has an official ESRB rating. Found on the profile’s banner, this game has (rather unsurprisingly) earned an M rating for Mature. This is par for the course, seeing that the game is going to include Violence, Blood, the Use of Drugs, and Strong Language. All this is run of the mill for Bethesda RPGs.

Taking a trip to the ESRB website, it’s possible to find another reason for the M-Rating: “Suggestive Themes.” While Bethesda has included romance in its title, scoring a home run with one of the NPCs hasn’t been an option in previous games. It appears that Starfield is going to allow players to get intimate with their companions.

Some of the dialogue included in the ESRB rating is as follows:

  • “Life is a sexually transmitted disease that’s a hundred percent fatal”
  • “Talk about seeing stars, whew… that was amazing.”
  • “I’m all for getting a little wild, but next time let’s try it without the jetpacks”

It appears that players will be able to score in ways that aren’t possible in Starfield. The jetpack line referenced in the ESRB could be a first for gaming, having characters connect in new ways than before.

While these lines don’t have the context required to understand them, players are still going to be able to share a bed with their companions, and this is a big deal for a company like Bethesda. However, with the Starfield Direct coming in June, we expect even more information about the game will be revealed.