Despite the AO logo and gambling content categorization on the Xbox store page, the publisher says a rating is forthcoming.
Ubisoft asserts that the AO rating, which stands for adults-only and was shown on the retail site for Assassin’s Creed: Mirage over the weekend, was a result of a mistake.
The game was shown out for the first time on Saturday at the Ubisoft Forward showcase event. The livestream of the event began with an ESRB AO logo, which stands for “Adults Only.”
On the Xbox shop page for Mirage, warnings for extreme violence, blood and gore, sexual themes, partial nudity,
And genuine gambling were all mentioned. The game also had an AO classification, which stands for Adults Only and requires players to be 18 years or older.
Ubisoft Forward misstated Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Some retail sites mistakenly listed the game as Adults Only, the publisher informed GamesIndustry.biz.
Ubisoft wants to reassure fans that Assassin’s Creed: Mirage does not include “actual gambling” or “lootboxes,” despite the game still being rated.
The publisher did not provide any kind of explanation or clarification about the inclusion of the AO rating in the official Ubisoft Forward webcast.
Since the release of Hatred in 2015, no new game has been given an AO rating upon its first release.
The limitations imposed by Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, which ban the publishing of AO-rated games on their respective platforms,
Are a major factor in the dearth of AO-rated video games that can be found at retail establishments and on the internet.