Bioware Toying With Full Frontal Nudity In Dragon Age
PSXE is magical. Every time we do an editorial about a particular subject, a piece of news pops up elsewhere that reflects the topic. ...it's starting to give us bad dreams.
Earlier this week, we told you sex in video games was here to stay. Now, Bioware has been the target of some sexual themed controversy in recent years (you may recall the whole female alien sex fiasco from Mass Effect), and perhaps due to that fallout, they're still toying with the idea of full frontal nudity in Dragon Age: Origins. According to VideoGamer, Bioware did confirm that any sexual situations will be seen in cut-scene format only; there will be no interactive sexual gameplay segments. If you didn't already know, you'll be able to sleep with other characters in order to improve your relationships with them, but they're not sure if nudity will be included. The sex was in Mass Effect, but there was no nakedness; in regards to Origins, Bioware vice president Greg Zeschuk had this to say:
"I don't think we've worked that out yet, because we can adjust that whenever we want, right? On Mass Effect we worked extensively to figure out, how do we want to portray it? It's not oodling pixels [laughs] – sad but probably titillating, too. I think for us it's more just making sure it fits the context of what we're trying to create."
We're pretty sure he meant to say "ogling" pixels, but whatever. "Oodling" is a good word, too. Anyway, Dragon Age: Origins is slated to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 23, and if Bioware does opt for the controversial stuff, you can bet the self-righteous, preachy articles I referenced in my editorial will make their presences felt. Oh goody. Can't wait. 'rolling eyes'
7/9/2009 Ben Dutka