AEW Combat Ceaselessly’s launch date is reportedly in limbo on account of points with the ESRB.
It’s claimed that the upcoming All Elite Wrestling sport not has a agency launch date, because of the sport failing to amass the ESRB score that AEW and writer THQ Nordic had hoped for.
In keeping with Wrestle Zone, citing sources near the scenario, it’s stated the quantity of blood and gore within the sport prevented it from attaining a Teen score on a number of makes an attempt.
Whereas it’s unclear which points the ESRB has points with, it ought to be famous that AEW typically presents wrestling matches that includes considerably extra blood and heightened violence than its rival WWE.
It’s doable that the digital illustration of this content material has prompted the sport to fail to attain the specified score.
AEW Combat Ceaselessly’s launch date has been a relentless unknown. In June final 12 months, AEW star Kenny Omega stated he hoped the sport was on schedule to launch in 2022. When this was clearly not doable, the sport was then set for launch in February 2023.
In keeping with Wrestle Zone, that February window now appears unlikely and with WWE 2K23 deliberate for March, AEW followers could also be in for an extended watch for the corporate’s debut sport.
The debut online game for the upstart rival to WWE is being developed by Yuke’s, the Japanese studio beforehand liable for the WWE Smackdown / WWE 2K collection from 2000 to 2018.
Yuke’s confirmed final 12 months that it was engaged on a brand new “greatest in school” console sport for AEW. In the course of the sport’s announcement, it was revealed that style luminary Hideyuki Iwashita, the director of basic combating video games WWF No Mercy and Def Jam Vendetta, would even be concerned within the AEW title.
Iwashita’s affect could be seen in many of the gameplay footage proven thus far, which seems to be extra like a contemporary model of WWF No Mercy slightly than current Yuke’s WWE video games.
It was additionally confirmed final 12 months that the late Owen Hart, who died in an accident at a WWF present in 1999, will make a posthumous look as a playable wrestler within the AEW sport, as a part of a partnership with the non-profit charity the Owen Hart Basis.
VGC has reached out to THQ Nordic and can replace this story ought to we obtain a response.