Rare’s Sea of Thieves is set to release later this month, being one of the biggest Microsoft exclusives of the year. Now the ESRB has given their official rating for the game, as well as a full description detailing why the game was given the rating. The board ended up giving the game a Teen rating.
As always the ESRB gives a full rundown regarding why the game got the rating that it did, and this is what they provided for Sea of Thieves:
“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a pirate exploring a vast open world of oceans and islands. From a first-person perspective, players sail ships, search for treasure, and engage in sea battles with rivals. On land, players can shoot and slash at skeleton-like creatures; enemies generally disappear with a wisp of smoke. At sea, players can shoot cannons at opposing ships, causing them to capsize and sink. During the course of the game, players’ character can drink mugs of grog, resulting in a screen-blurring effect; belching and hiccup sounds are sometimes heard. Characters may also vomit after drinking too much grog; green vomit is sometimes seen dripping down the screen.”
Overall, this is completely expected for a game like this, as all advertising for the game has painted it as a very light-hearted, family-friendly adventure. Sea of Thieves is set to launch for Xbox One and PC on March 25th, and will be the first major release from Rare in quite some time. Expectations are high for the game, and we’ll see if it all pans out later this month.