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Id Software's Project 2021B Rated On Australian Rating Board

June 28, 2021

By: Don Parsons

 
 

The Australian Classification Board has revealed yet another upcoming game, although this time it is still under an anonymous name. Project 2021B is an M rated game developed by Id Software, an upcoming multiplatform release.

What is Project 2021B?

We don't know much about Project 2021B, but we do know a few things about it. First of all, according to the rating, it is a multiplatform game with online interactions, which is a term that covers basically any online features. The rating also says it has 'moderate impact' violence, and 'mild impact' themes, and language. Notably, this is significantly lower than 2019's Doom Eternal which is R18+, with 'high impact' violence, 'strong impact' themes, and 'mild impact' language.

 

This is the second project that has turned up on the Australian Classification Board this year. The first, which as you might guessed is called Project 2021A, is a virtual reality game and features matching ratings to Doom Eternal, which would seem to imply that it is a virtual reality version of Doom Eternal, much like Doom VFR was for Doom (2016).

Project 2021B doesn't seem to match any game in id Softwares history, with titles like Quake getting an MA 15+ restricted rating in the past from the Australian Classification Board. This applies also to Quake II, which some were speculating it might be because the 25th anniversary of the title, but the past ratings by the board would seem to be against that.

 
 

We'll find out more about this mystery project later this year presumably, as it is unlikely that they would have submitted it to be rated with this placeholder name if there wasn't plans to release sometime in 2021.

What do you think Project 2021B is? Is there anything you particularly hope that Id Software is working on? Let us know in the comments!