Despite taking a bit of a thrashing in the mainstream media, BioWare remains unfazed by the 2008 controversy that Fox News ginned up over the well-known and tenderly played sex scene in best-selling RPG Mass Effect. The noted game developer’s upcoming title Dragon Age: Origins is set to feature more of the same.
In an interview with CVG, co-founder of BioWare, Greg Zeschuk discusses the inclusion of sexual interactions in video games:
I don’t think [games] need to have [sex scenes], I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them… That said, I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships… And if that involves some sort of intimate scenes, we want to provide those for the player.
It’s based on the fact that this is a sophisticated mature experience. The same way that a kid’s anime or cartoon will have a different style of content in it than a really serious drama, this is like a serious drama. Really what we’re going for in all cases is emotional engagement, some kind of impact.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Correspondent Andrew Eisen thinks Microsoft’s Project Natal could make for some interesting sexual interactions in video games…