“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” recently received an MA15+ rating from the Australian Classification Board.
According to Attack of the Fanboy, when the said rating board gives such rating to any media like “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,” it means it has strong themes and violence, particularly on online interactivity.
The Classification Board site of the Australian Government stated that both theme and violence were determined to have a strong impact to the viewers.
This was compared to the language and sex content in the game, with only moderate impact.
Drug use and nudity were also determined by the board, with only mild impact to the gamers as per results from the review last May 31.
Based on the review process, “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” underwent the process of National Classification Scheme, in which the game was reviewed in separate guidelines.
The guidelines were stipulated in the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games 2012.
Under the section of MA15+ identified as “Mature Accompanied,” “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” was classified as a game unsuitable for persons under the age of 15 and of legally restricted category.
The board also defined the themes and the violence they referred to during the review process.
The themes are composed of social issues like crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependency, death, serious illness, family breakdown and racism.
Violence, on the other hand, comprised any threat or effect of violence. In both of these categories, “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” reached high impact for the players compared to the others.
In summary, when the new game developed by Square Enix Limited comes out soon, avid “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” fans could anticipate more action and wild challenges.
Square Enix earlier announced that the game will be available in PS4, Xbox One and PC this year. No final release date was confirmed at the moment.