Mass Effect 3 to (Finally) Support Same-Sex Love Interests

Posted by patrickklepek (3471 posts) -

You can have a relationship with whomever in BioWare's Dragon Age series. Male-male? Female-female? Go for it, adventurer! That's not the case in Mass Effect, a consistent source of criticism against the sci-fi epic. That changes with Mass Effect 3, according to a Tweet from executive producer Casey Hudson.

"Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game," said Hudson in a surprise update yesterday morning.

As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet.

"Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

Whether or not you ever encounter these new relationships options in Mass Effect 3, it's great to see the company responding to something players have been asking for. Having the option is what's important.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3471 posts) -

You can have a relationship with whomever in BioWare's Dragon Age series. Male-male? Female-female? Go for it, adventurer! That's not the case in Mass Effect, a consistent source of criticism against the sci-fi epic. That changes with Mass Effect 3, according to a Tweet from executive producer Casey Hudson.

"Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game," said Hudson in a surprise update yesterday morning.

As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet.

"Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

Whether or not you ever encounter these new relationships options in Mass Effect 3, it's great to see the company responding to something players have been asking for. Having the option is what's important.

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#2 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Finally.

#3 Edited by Supercancer (181 posts) -

Shepard on Wrex action. Eugghh.

Then again, I've never gotten the achievement or whatever for having a relationship in the first place.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Wrex.....Sheperd=.....Hmmmm

#5 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

Interesting


#6 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

...Hurray?

#7 Posted by ComradeCrash (558 posts) -

That's cool

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36004 posts) -

"As for how that will exactly play out, Hudson isn't saying just yet."

Is it weird that when I read that sentence, I thought that the company Hudson was involved, somehow? Will we see Uncle Fester in Mass Effect 3? I MUST KNOW! THE WORLD MUST KNOW!!!

#9 Edited by Yummylee (21251 posts) -

Again, Chakwas, baby.

 You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
#10 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Homoerotic.

#11 Posted by ricetopher (1046 posts) -

...

#12 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

Now I can make the Garrus romance even more awkward!

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#13 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

Wrex!

#14 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -

LESBO YES!

#15 Posted by FoxMulder (1630 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
Again, Chakwas, baby.
 You can almost see the tear scrolling down her lonely cheek.
psh...you know her and the cook do it every night on one of the hospital beds ;P
#16 Posted by Navyseils (164 posts) -
@Sweep: I think I might love you now. 

which is also a little awkward.
#17 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -
Gay space elves, here I come!
#18 Posted by Kaigan (270 posts) -

Space boning is still a thing.

#19 Posted by Nomin (964 posts) -

When the apocalypse comes, the only things that will manage to survive are going to be rats, and whores.

#20 Edited by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

Is that Kaidan? He somehow looks like much less of a bitch.

#21 Posted by Yummylee (21251 posts) -
@FoxMulder
D-don't you say that! My Chakwas is a Saint, goddamnit! <_< >_>
#22 Edited by Metal_Mills (2980 posts) -

But if they have no new love interests that means they are making past characters gay. Doesn't that seem a bit weird? Oh look, now Ashley is a lesbian! Wait...nevermind my issue. ;)

#23 Posted by imperviousmike (2 posts) -

Bioware should just make a romance simulator and get it over with, or will ME3 be it *sigh*

#24 Edited by Mowgers (378 posts) -

So tired of sex in games being newsworthy. It was interesting, now it's just dull. Seriously. Who gives a flying hows-your-father about this?

#25 Posted by AmericanNinja (157 posts) -

pre-order canceled.

#26 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
My Shepard and Garrus fan art
#27 Posted by dr_mantas (1794 posts) -

What's that dead dude doing next to to Shepard?

#28 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Why is this news? Also, will this now be the mark of a Bioware game?

#29 Posted by Artemis_D (817 posts) -

Finally, my dream of space lesbian Shepard has come true.  Travelling the galaxy having lesbian sex with space ladies, and kicking space bitches out of space windows.


Space.
#30 Posted by Daveyo520 (6652 posts) -

They couldn't not.

#31 Posted by dragonzord (811 posts) -

Great. So now it's another shoehorn job of 'oh hey everyone's bi. Every god damn person in your party.' The sad part is that people will think Bioware's being progressive, but they're really just being lazy and unrealistic in their handling of same sex relationships.

#32 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Keep boning, boning, boning, boning, YEAH!

#33 Posted by Enzeruu (31 posts) -

Can I bone a Salarian? 



I hope so
#34 Posted by wethebiscuitz (32 posts) -

You let me down, Male Shepard.

#35 Posted by Vorbis (2749 posts) -

Seems like a weird thing to introduce at the end of a trilogy, suddenly everyone's gay!


But it should be fine aslong as I can still talk to Garrus without him flirting with me.
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#36 Posted by aproposshadows (182 posts) -

Threesome! 

#37 Posted by FLStyle (4577 posts) -

Having the option is what's important.

True that.

Once I've played my main ME1 and ME2 save of MaleShep X Tali in ME3 I may see about having another shot at Samara with FemShep if possible. Stop resisting!
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#38 Posted by DemiGodRaven (267 posts) -
  Obligatory
#39 Posted by Foggen (836 posts) -

W@DemiGodRaven said:

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Fuck yes.
#40 Posted by raidingkvatch (1149 posts) -

Hell yes! I've been roleplaying a gay Shepard who had unrequited feelings for Kaidan and Jacob, now the man can finally get some love.

#41 Edited by xxNBxx (970 posts) -

I really hope they make it that some characters don't want to jump in bed with you, no matter how much you sweet talk them. 

#42 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@zoner: I wasn't aware that you had played the game already and had any experience with how it worked.

Tell me, time traveler, how does Shepard defeat the reapers and can I make sweet sweet man-love to Captain Anderson?
#43 Edited by Robo (773 posts) -

Weird, I thought ME1/2 already did if you chose to take things down that path. Never really explored different paths though, I kind of just played through once and ended it with whatever happened in that story.

#44 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I always play as female characters so I have no problem with this... FemShep FTW!

#45 Posted by Soap (3565 posts) -

Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.


jokes.
#46 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Players are so weird, if you want lesbian action, get it on with Liara, duh.

#47 Posted by dragonzord (811 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
@zoner: I wasn't aware that you had played the game already and had any experience with how it worked.

Tell me, time traveler, how does Shepard defeat the reapers and can I make sweet sweet man-love to Captain Anderson?
Are you off to see the wizard, Mr. Strawman?
#48 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

My Shepard almost went gay for Kaiden in one of my playthroughs. It freaked me the hell out.

#49 Posted by warmonked (349 posts) -

meh. I always thought the romance parts were the worst part of bioware writing.

#50 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@zoner: I'm making a valid point. How do you know everyone is suddenly bisexual? You don't, since you haven't played it and don't understand how it is handled. Especially considering Casey's other quote:
"Some game sites saying 'previously straight chars now available for both m&f [male & female] chars' not necessarily true," he clarified. "Will have some new LI's [love interests] in #ME3."

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