BioWare Says "Inclusivity" Is Part Of The Developer's Mandate
It's a topic that probably won't ever die.
Ever since BioWare implemented the the option of having same-sex relationships is the esteemed Mass Effect franchise, it has been a subject of controversy. The developer took a lot of flak for doing it, but there's a whole host of continued support for the idea.
As for whether or not same-sex romance will be included in the new Mass Effect, writer Cathleen Rootsaert wouldn't confirm it during a PAX East panel, but she did have something to say:
"We can't divulge that. But, I'll just say that inclusivity is part of the BioWare mandate. So, we do our best."
The team was also asked about the targeted platforms for the upcoming Mass Effect - which I think would be totally unnecessary; of course it's coming to next-gen consoles - but while the designers wouldn't confirm anything here, either, they said:
"It's kind of tricky to officially comment on that, but I mean, gen4 [being Xbox One and PlayStation 4] looks pretty awesome and Mass Effect's an awesome-looking game."
Well, duh. As for the same-sex thing, can we be done with this now? They put it in, so what? It's entirely optional so if you don't want to see it, don't try it.
4/15/2014 9:37:05 AM Ben Dutka