The ESRB has rated Horizon: Zero Dawn today and it gives us a few more details about the content that will appear when the full game comes out very soon.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is rated T for Teen. The content descriptors are: “Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Mild Sexual Themes, Violence“. Obviously, the game is a PS4 exclusive.
The rating summary says: “This is an action/role-playing game in which players assume the role of a hunter (Aloy) surviving through a post-apocalyptic world. Players guide Aloy as she learns to hunt robotic creatures and animals in the wild. Aloy uses arrows, spears, and explosive traps to injure and kill machines, boar, and occasional human enemies. Animals and humans emit small puffs of red blood when struck; one sequence depicts an abandoned camp with large blood stains on rocks and trees.
The game contains a brief reference to sexual material (e.g., “Eighteen months hard labor in exchange for thirty years lounging around Elysium watching porn?”). During the course of the game, characters sometimes reference controlled substances: “I went to the beer fount too many times to count”; “I’m just a brewer”; “I know I’m a useless drunk”; “A tobacco cigarette?”; “Speaking of which, mind if I smoke?” The words “a*s,” “bastard,” and “b*tch” appear in dialogue”.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is being developed by Guerrilla Games who is more famous for making the Killzone series. This game is different as it’s a third-person action video game set in a huge open-world environment. It’s is playable both on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. PS4 Pro enhancements should be available on launch day. The game comes out in North America first on February 28th and then in Europe on March 1st.