Information from Starfield’s ESRB rating continues to emerge after the references to sex. According to what was specified by the editors of the US Entertainment Software Rating Board, Bethesda’s next space opera will contain unspecified ‘items to buy in-game’.
The generic reference to Starfield’s ‘in-game purchases’ stands out on the sheet published by the ESRB to classify the new role-playing adventure by the authors of Skyrim and Fallout 4 with the rating “M – Mature”corresponding to PEGI 18.
The presence of the ‘sticker’ on Starfield’s ingame purchases in the ESRB rating therefore suggests Bethesda’s willingness to support the launch of the new sci-fi RPG with the opening of a Internal shop for aesthetic customizations and DLC intended to expand the playful and content perimeter of the title. Then there is another factor to consider, namely that of the mods and the approach that the Bethesda team usually adopts to distribute fan-made expansions directly from the initial menu of video games such as the aforementioned Skyrim and Fallout 4.
In November 2021, on the other hand, Todd Howard confirmed that Starfield would have supported the mods and that Bethesda would have committed to making them available “as in our previous games”: behind the reference to in-game purchases, therefore, the return of the Creation Club and its list of ‘premium’ mods localized, tested and sold by Bethesda on PC and consoles.