BioWare: Same-Sex Romance In The Old Republic 'Will Take More Work'

In September, 2011, the folks behind online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic promised to add same-sex romance after the game had launched. Today, in January of 2013, same-sex romance still isn't in the game.

This has made quite a few The Old Republic players angry. They've been petitioning and writing angry posts on developer BioWare's forums for the past few months.

So in a new blog post that answers some frequently asked questions about The Old Republic, BioWare's executive producer Jeff Hickman addresses the issue (among others):

Topic #4: Same Gender Romance: Any news on this front would be great… Answer: First of all, I want to apologise that this is taking so long to get in the game. I realise that we promised SGR to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character. Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realised at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play. As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of.

Secondly, I want to reveal today that we are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future. More details to come!


    And I await the inevitable "who cares?" comments...

    I love The Old Republic and am glad to see the developers are still working on it. Am looking forward to the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion :)

    It's interesting that they comment on that issue but don't comment on the dismal state of the APAC server, or the massive thread asking for a merger that's been going on for 5 months now -

    These are the reasons I left this game, not because it was particularly bad, but because Bioware kept promising it would get better and never delivered. Why on earth should I give me money to a company like that?

    The 'SGR' abbreviation amuses me. Heaven forbid they use the word 'gay' or they may have to censor themselves out of existence.

    isn't same sex romance in an online rpg as easily added as walking your jedi up to another dude and dropping a few lines?

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