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How much sex will you have in Starfield? 'None,' says the Australian government

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In space, no one can hear you scream. And in Starfield(opens in new tab), no one can hear you having sex. That's because, according to Australia's' Classification Board(opens in new tab)—the agency responsible for rating videogames and other entertainment media in the country—there is no sex to be had in that particular dark void of space.

Starfield has been rated R18+ in Australia, meaning that it «is restricted to adults as it contains content that is considered high in impact for viewers.» The rating arises from the presence of drug use in the game, which the board has rated as «high impact,» the highest rating possible.

Violence in Starfield is considered «strong impact,» which is only enough to justify an MA15+ rating, while the game's themes and language are of «moderate impact,» meaning they're «mature» but still legally accessible to people under the age of 15.

In other words, the simulated drug use is somehow worse than blasting a dude in the face with a shotgun while dropping f-bombs at the top of your voice.

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