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Dragon Age: Inquisition Sexual Content Won't Be Offensive

BioWare always goes under the microscope when they include sex scenes in their games.

So, what should we expect when Dragon Age: Inquisition hits store shelves? More controversy and irate, offended fans? Well, maybe not. Cinematic director Jonathan Perry says the team has taken inspiration from Mass Effect and will deliver "mature and tasteful" sexual content.

In a new GamerZines interview, Perry elaborated:

"I think Mass Effect’s scenes were done really well and I think we will take Inquisition’s scenes in that direction. You might have a nude character but they are framed in such a way that parts of them are in shadow, or having characters in various states of undress."

Perry added that they're not focusing on the sex itself, but what it symbolizes; i.e., that the player's character spent a lot of time becoming intimately acquainted with an NPC character. When asked if such scenes could portray the same amount of emotion as film, Perry said it's "inevitable" that games are capable of that...just not yet. However, even then, the interactive element in video games will make a big difference:

"But I think that games can be powerful in a very different way because they are interactive and they are based on your choices. They can react to what you’re doing and that’s something you don’t get in film as you are a passive viewer."

Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled to launch some time next year, and it will be available for current- and next-gen consoles as well as PC.

Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition

Tags: dragon age inquisition, dragon age 3, dragon age inquisition sex scenes

10/14/2013 9:56:56 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 11:48:44 PM
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My characters had lots of the sex in both series but nobody was ever nude and they were just a bit of rolling around in their underpants, pretty much the same thing in both games already so...

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 1:58:27 AM

I think I remember doing that.... when I was about 12. The rolling about with a girl in our underwear part.

Good to they're really pushing the boundaries of mature content there!

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Feryx
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 12:04:27 AM
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I always want more graphic sex scenes in a Mature rated game. At least it won't be mass effect 2's fade out at the first kiss.

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ethird1
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 12:43:23 AM
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No male gay stuff for me, thank you. It is the single most disgusting thing on porn today. Just disgusting.

Lesbian porn, however, was made for the gods!!

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 3:55:22 AM

It's all up to you, the player. As it should be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 10:53:00 AM

You are buying the wrong kind of porn.

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coverton341
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 3:47:19 PM

I'm sure that every gay male that watches pornography would disagree with you, and that's the wonderful thing about opinions, everyone is entitled to their own. As for me, I won't be making a playthrough where two dudes go at it, but I want it in the game for the people who choose to play that way, because I wouldn't want my choices restricted because someone doesn't see the love that a man can share with a bison.

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 1:55:24 AM
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-When asked if such scenes could portray the same amount of emotion as film, Perry said it's "inevitable" that games are capable of that...just not yet.-

Not whilst ever there are people shouting "No! think of the kiddies" and they're being listened to.

I've seen more graphical sex in a 9pm tv drama than in any of these games and yet there are still those that ensure they tone it down to avoid uproar.



Last edited by Gabriel013 on 10/15/2013 1:58:46 AM

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___________
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 3:24:07 AM
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when ever is it offensive?
its funny how scattered sexial content and restrictions are.
some games have quite allot of sexual explecit content are fine, and other games.....
well beyond was apparently edited in the US for its sexual content, ie the eu version was not edited, and what sexual content does that have?
2 shower scenes where you barely see anything!
you saw way, way, WAY more in heavy rain and that did not get censored!

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 3:34:23 AM
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Oh... how very PC of them.

It doesn't have to be explicit, but that doesn't mean it can't be graphic without still being tasteful. To hell with the fear of offending people, the game's going to be rated MA15+ anyway.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 5:52:28 AM
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well tbh as much as most people want it i'm kinda a bit ify about wether i want it or not it's a bit of a touchy thing.

happy gaming =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 10:54:11 AM
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Heavy Rain sex was pretty tasteful and still effective.

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sobleck
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 9:47:32 PM
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In most games I really don't see the point of it. In Dragon age games, it didn't really drive forward the narrative. It was just pointless.

Heavy rain was very different because it drove forward the narrative, and since the narrative is tightly linked to the gameplay it worked fairly well.

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Shauneepeak
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 8:01:11 PM
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I don't see why the media always complains about Bioware games I never saw Fox news bring up the Witcher 2 and those sex scenes were essentially soft-core porn.
Also has Fox News ever brought up Fallout's Bloody Mess perk? Despite loving it myself I feel that would be a legitimate thing to bring up and not half dressed 3D characters dry humping each other.

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