Grand Theft Auto 6 has been rated MA15+ in Australia

October 12, 2023 by No Comments

The main points of the story

  • Grand Theft Auto 6 was rated by the Australian Board of Classification in April 2023. It was rated MA 15+, citing strong sexual content and drug use.
  • Considering the reasons given and the rating assigned to GTAV, MA 15+ seems like an unusual choice. This led fans to believe it was a placeholder.
  • Grand Theft Auto 6 was officially announced in a Rockstar Games blog post back in 2022. Since then, there hasn’t been any major update on the official channels.

Grand Theft Auto 6 was Rated by the Australian Classification Board in April, earlier this year. An MA 15+ rating was assigned to the title, citing “strong scenes and drug use”. According to the ACBChildren under the age of 15 may not legally view, buy or rent MA 15+ material unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Grand Theft Auto 6 appears to have been rated in Australia in April 2023.

Now there are some aspects of this that raise people’s eyebrows. GTA6 was officially announced by Rockstar in a blog post from 2022. Since then, there have been instances of leaks claiming to have new information about the game. Meanwhile, this ACB rating managed to slip under the radar for several months.

Some may think that the website has been hacked, but this seems counterintuitive as government websites will have security and prevention protocols in place. In the event of a breach, they will have the resources to clean up the damage within a reasonable amount of time. Others believe that this rating is a placeholder for when Grand Theft Auto 6 is actually getting closer to release.

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The latter is a realistic assumption given the disparity in ratings between GTA6 and its predecessor, GTAV. The latter was labeled as R18+ citing drug use Although the game has strong sex content etc. It goes without saying that the sequel to this game will follow the long tradition of incorporating explicit content.

Given the facts, giving a MA 15+ rating to GTA6 seems highly unusual. The rating means “Accompanied Adult”, meaning children aged 15-17 will need to be accompanied by an adult guardian or parent to purchase this game. Considering the content it contains and is rated plus the label assigned to its prequel, MA 15+ seems a bit out of place.

Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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