Watch Dogs Complete Edition, version that includes all the contents released by Ubisoft for the first chapter of the series, received today the evaluation by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). Typically this means that an announcement regarding the rated security is imminent. The first Watch Dogs is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The ESRB assessment is specifically about versions PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S e Google Stadia (in addition). The grade assigned is "M“, Suitable for all players who are at least 17 years old, due to the particularly mature contents, such as blood, violence, nudity, strong language and scenes that clearly show the consumption, by some characters, of drugs and alcohol.
From the ESRB data sheet we also learn that Watch Dogs Complete Edition should offer the ability to play in Cross-Play, that is, players will be able to take part in the same online game but across different consoles. In addition, there will be optional in-game purchases. Cross-Play and in-game purchases are indicated for each platform already mentioned, including next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Below is the full rating that the ESRB assigned to the Complete Edition of the first chapter of the Watch Dogs series:
This is an action game in which players take on the role of a vigilante hacker (Aiden Pearce) who tries to find an evil mind who has killed his family. From a third-person perspective, players explore the open world city of Chicago, complete missions to eradicate criminals, and engage in various firefights. Players use pistols, machine guns, assault rifles and explosives to kill criminals and sometimes police officers and civilians.
Players can perform close combat moves, shooting enemies in the head and / or knocking them down with a stick. Combat is highlighted by cries of pain, blood spatter effects and realistic gunfire. The scenes illustrate other cases of violence: a man stabbed in the neck and hit several times; a prisoner repeatedly beaten by prison guards.
The game includes several depictions of topless female characters (e.g. g., On an auction stage; in a waiting room; inside various bedrooms). The game also includes some examples of sexual activity, including an obscured depiction of masturbation; a woman performing fellatio on a man; and a man pushing against a woman from behind: camera angles obscure the sexual acts and no nudity is shown.
Over the course of the game, the central character sometimes consumes large amounts of alcohol in a drinking contest (the screen becomes blurry); one sequence depicts characters using needles to inject drugs. The words "f ** k" and "c * nt" are heard in the game. and a man pushing against a woman from behind: camera angles obscure the sexual acts and no nudity is shown.
We reviewed the first Watch Dogs in May of 2014. Finally, before saying goodbye, we invite you to take a look at our review of Watch Dogs: Legion, the third installment in the series recently published by the French giant.