@The-Question said in Censoring in game ?:
Symbol Art being used to post explicit content all over players screens. That is more then enough for the M rating alone. The Quna concert was more porn then concert in some blocks.
The mature factor also stims from the open forum MMO style. Because there is no filtering of chats or arts in lobbies that alone is enough to earn the M rating based on ESRB standards.
Even though they're against the game's terms, and doing that stuff is bannable, online interactions of this kind aren't rated by the ESRB, so they wouldn't factor into their rating. The ESRB can only rate what's included with the game. They cannot account for what other players will do with what they're given. If that were the case, then all games that have chat, or customization similar to Symbol Art would be rated M.
@John-Paul-RAGE said in Censoring in game ?:
Normally the rating for this kind if game would be T, but I am pretty sure the "Simulated Gambling" bumps it up. Even though Gacha games are literal gambling, they don't get the classification because you aren't "wagering a bet".
Simulated gambling still falls under a T rating, because it's still not actual gambling.
This is why the current rating and stated reasons are very strange. It's missing a lot of stuff that would and should definitely apply to PSO2 (at least the PSO2 I'm familiar with). Stuff like Partial Nudity, Language, possibly Sexual Content, and the all important and often unused "Users Interact" which is supposed to be used for games where interactions with other users are present, where unfiltered and uncensored content is shareable.
All This, along with the game not showing up on the ESRB website leads me to believe that the game hasn't actually been rated by the ESRB yet. Either that, or they don't believe any of that stuff applies to the game they were shown. If that's the case, I feel like there's a lot of stuff the ESRB didn't see, or a lot of stuff has been censored/covered up, or removed outright.
That said, even if none of the outfits were censored, it would still be M rated.