The possibility of a Wolfenstein next-gen release just improved after new ratings by the ESRB have been spotted. There are also ratings for Dishonored and Prey: The Arkane Collection.
Microsoft acquired Bethesda a little while ago now, if we’re talking COVID-Time. In reality, it wasn’t too long ago, but life happens fast. Anyway, the first wave of Xbox Exclusive ZeniMax games could well be on their way with the recently added ratings from the ESRB.
The Wolfenstein Alt History Collection and Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection have both received brand-new ratings from the ESRB. Both are rated M for Mature, so chances are this will translate into an 18-rating in the United Kingdom. What is interesting about this, is that these ratings appear with new descriptions seemingly geared at re-release on the Xbox Series X and Series S.
Wolfenstein Next-Gen Release Rating Description
The new rating for the Wolfenstein Alt History Collection comes with a description about what the title entails. It is listed as a four-game compilation, which would suggest that it will include The New Order, Old Blood, Youngblood, and Wolfenstein II.
‘This is a compilation of four first-person shooters in which players assume the role of a US army ranger leading rebel forces through an alternate historical reality involving Nazis. Players use pistols, shotguns, machine guns, and explosives to kill Nazi soldiers and armored mechanized troops in frenetic combat.’
Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection Rating Description
In a similar fashion, the Dishonored x Prey combo is also listed as having four games with it. This would suggest that Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Prey, and Death of the Outsider are included.
‘ This is a compilation of four first-person shooters/role-playing games in which players engage in stealth, assassinations, melee, and ranged combat to complete various missions. Characters use knives, swords, crossbows, pistols, and explosives to kill mostly human enemies in frenetic combat. Fighting is highlighted by screams of pain, gunfire, blood-splatter effects, and explosions.’
With both of these collections, there is no mention of a PlayStation 5 version. Will this be the beginning of Microsoft moving several of ZeniMax Studios’ titles exclusively onto Microsoft consoles?