BioWare: Sex scenes "make sense"

Greg Zeschuk defends saucy scenes in Mass Effect and Dragon Age

Mass Effect hit mainstream headlines when clueless US news anchors found out it contained saucy fumbles under the covers. BioWare's latest RPG, Dragon Age, gets jiggy with it at some point too. But BioWare says it's simply to reflect real human relationships in a "sophisticated mature experience".

When asked if games need to contain scenes of this nature, BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk told us: "I don't think they need to have them, I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them.

"It's interesting because I think the Mass Effect thing was completely over-blown. There wasn't even really nudity; it was like the side of a leg. I think some of the press took huge advantage of the situation. The reality was that it was the kind of stuff you'd see on evening television," Zeschuk added.

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"That said, I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships. If you're trying to have a relationship with a character we want to reflect that and the impact of the connection with that character. 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," he added.

Lookout for the full interview later today.