In a recent post on Bethesda Softwork's twitter account @Bethblog, the ESRB has "advised" them that they have given The Elder Scrolls Online a mature rating, despite Zenimax's desire to have the game rated teen. In the post, they say that "While we may disagree with ESRB's determination, we do not plan to challenge the rating, and we are unwilling to change the game's content to acheive a different rating." and acting accordingly, they will be adding the appropriate age gates as well as updating videos and advertisements to reflect the rating. You can read the full post here.Also in a news page update, Zenimax Online has released a new video of a developer play session encompassing group PVE (Player vs. Environment) content, featuring commentary from Creative Director Paul Sage, Lead Gameplay Designer Nick Konkle, and Dungeon Lead Dan Grenshaw.
Edit: Additionally, ESO's voice cast has also been revealed. As star studed as you can expect any Elder Scrolls game to be, the caste includes:
- John Cleese as Sir Cadwell
- Bill Nighy as High King Emeric
- Kate Beckinsale as Queen Ayrenn
- Alfred Molina as Abnur Tharn
- Lynda Carter as Azura
- Michael Gambon as The Prophet
- Malcolm McDowell as Molag Bal
- Peter Stormare as Jorun the Skald King
- Jim Ward as Mannimarco
- Jennifer Hale as Lyris Titanborn
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Sai Sahan
You can read the entire news article here.
Lastly, a video featuring commentary from the voice caste lineup, revealing more about the lore and characters that will make up The Elder Scrolls Online. Enjoy!
P.S.- Thanks very much to DRAEVAN13 for promptly bringing the twitter post to my attention.