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Sunset Overdrive Rated Once Again for PC, This Time by the ESRB


It's time for yet another Sunset Overdrive PC rumor. In May, the game got rated by the Korean rating board, though eventually there was no official announcement of an actual release.

Now, the American ESRB has rated Sunset Overdrive for 'Windows PC'. Unless all these rating boards are going nuts, there should be something concrete cooking under the hood.

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In case you're wondering, the game got a Mature (M) rating by the ESRB.

Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence
Rating Summary: This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a young survivor battling through a mutant apocalypse. As players traverse the open-world of Sunset City, they use assault rifles and fantastical weapons (e.g., grenade launchers that shoot teddy-bear bombs, guns that shoot fireworks) to kill mutant creatures, robots, and occasional human enemies. Combat is highlighted by frequent explosions, screams of pain, and gunfire. Some explosives cause enemies to be dismembered, leaving limbs around the environment; one cutscene briefly depicts a character's head cut off by a mutant. During the course of the game, characters and environmental elements reference sexual behavior or humor (e.g., “Oh, such a bold statement! It says, 'I am a prostitute!'” and “How hard was it to make a porn flip book?” ); a radio ad contains a running joke about a sex burger (e.g., “It's so good you won't be able to contain your urges to rub it all over your Sex…Burger”). The dialogue contains a handful of drug references (e.g., “You guys have been eating weed” and “Oh, when I get back with your drugs, we'll discuss my offense at your assumption that I would know where to find drugs”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” also appear in dialogue.

Sunset Overdrive originally launched exclusively for the Xbox One in late October 2014, about four years ago. Developer Insomniac Games said in September that they would love to make a sequel, though it's challenging from a bandwidth standpoint.