Assassins Creed Mirage rated 'AO' due to containing 'real gambling'

GymWolf

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I don't care, they always provide enough content, way beyond most of the "no MTX" games like The Witcher 3 that had laughable loot despite being an iconic game overall.
Too bad that a frypan quest in w3 is more interesting and better written than 95% of AC sidequest (or even main plot)
 
GTA San Andreas was a AAA AO, and wasn't an example of financial suicide exactly. It was the opposite.
That's incredibly misleading. It didn't launch as AO. It only became that for a short time when they discovered Hot Coffee was still in the code. Rockstar never would have purposefully launch an AO game and they did what was needed to get rid of that tag ASAP.
 
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CamHostage

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That's incredibly misleading. It didn't launch as AO. It only became that for a short time when they discovered Hot Coffee was still in the code. Rockstar never would have purposefully launch an AO game and they did what was needed to get rid of that tag ASAP.

They also never released a product with AO stamped on the box (though supposedly the company issued stickers in the meantime?), they just modified the code and replaced the product with the only version they ever intended to be on the market.

Nice fuckup from Ubisoft. Or maybe they were testing the reactions? ;)

It could be that Xbox.com has an auto-trigger for "Real Gambling" which turns things AO automatically in the system. Or it could be that the game is under rating review but MS got the old data. Or it could be, as makes the most sense to most of us, this was just a screw-up on the part of whoever entered the data in and flagged the wrong rating over the weekend.

Oh, by the way, FIRST.
 
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Fuz

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Source: https://www.thegamer.com/assassins-creed-mirage-ao-adults-only-rating-esrb-gambling/

Assassin's Creed Mirage has been rated AO for Adults Only by the ESRB due to it containing "real gambling". This implies that it'll feature lootboxes of some kind and also makes it the first game developed by Ubisoft to receive such a high age rating.

Every loot box system is "real gambling", so I'm not sure why only ubisoft is being punished.

Maybe they have a casino in this Asscreed?
 

TheBreezyBB

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Maybe it got rated AO since its now $70 and after trying the gane they though this shit ain't worth 70
 
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01011001

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Every loot box system is "real gambling", so I'm not sure why only ubisoft is being punished.

Maybe they have a casino in this Asscreed?

because THIS IS NOT ABOUT LOOTBOXES....god damn... there are no loot boxes in this game.

"real gambling" as an ESRB rating means you can buy in-game currency and lose that currency in in-game minigames.

this means Mirage will have gambling minigames, and it also will have purchasable currency just like the last 3 or 4 games in the series had
 

lukilladog

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because THIS IS NOT ABOUT LOOTBOXES....god damn... there are no loot boxes in this game.

"real gambling" as an ESRB rating means you can buy in-game currency and lose that currency in in-game minigames.

this means Mirage will have gambling minigames, and it also will have purchasable currency just like the last 3 or 4 games in the series had

That shit should be made AO too, most likely it is part of a plan between these corporations to introduce young people into gambling, then get them as adults later... sounds paranoic but we know for a fact that big corps often collude to squeeze the masses.
 
So can't you just, you know, choose not to do it.

But I get it, some people love to be dramatic.

It's not like I'm even sold on the game, unless they make dramatic changes to the combat.

Unless it’s cosmetics, then no. Even if you opt to never spend a penny, you’ll still be playing the game using an economy designed to push people towards micro transactions.
 

radewagon

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If someone actually believed this for a second, They need to really really take a break from the internet.
Why? The possibility of there being loot style monetization in an AC game is well within the realm of possibility. The only thing unbelievable, if I'm being honest, was that the ESRB would ever deal with predatory tactics appropriately.
 
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