ESRB say Mass Effect: Andromeda features full nudity, Bioware say it's "softcore space porn"

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The ESRB, Europe’s software content ratings board, says Mass Effect: Andromeda will contain “full nudity”, according to Bioware’s GM Aaryn Flynn.

We played four hours of Bioware's space opera. Find out what we made of it in our Mass Effect: Andromeda preview, which sadly featured little to no banging.

Flynn tweeted the news out over the weekend.

This is an apparent update to the ESRB’s earlier verdict of “partial nudity”, which leaked a little while ago. Retail listings for the ESRB’s age rating show it as PEGI 16, according to VG247. As a point of comparison, Austrialia's classification board rate Andromeda Mature 15+, with "strong sex scenes and violence".

The stronger assessment of their game's content doesn't seem to have troubled Bioware, with Aaryn Flynn eagerly leaping on a fan's suggestion that non-gamers could mistake it for, ahem, "space porn".

He's probably just kidding - why else reduce a wide-ranging, epic space opera to one very specific subgenre of titillating media? But Flynn insists he's not.

We hope your PCs are in your rooms, folks.

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midimaker Avatar
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6 Months ago

Ooh Bioware, you so daring...

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6 Months ago

While I'm sure there is better porn out there on the Internet, hopefully Origin doing this will push Steam into being a bit less puritan about what is in their games catalogue.

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6 Months ago

Steam being puritan? They have The Witcher 3...

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6 Months ago

I'm guessing they still haven't fired the racist working for them.

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