Dragon Age Inquisition will have “mature” sex scenes
In an interview with GamerZines, Bioware‘s Cinematic Director Jonathan Perry discussed the always delicate topic of sex scenes in Dragon Age Inquisition. According to Perry, those will be portrayed in a “mature” and “tasteful” way.
We certainly could push those romance scenes in any direction we wanted really. Something that didn’t work well is that we tried more, well I won’t say graphic, but in Dragon Age: Origins we had characters crawling around in their underwear and it looked weird because they were wearing these lacy Victoria Secret panties and outfits which looked out of place. Certainly when you have these characters interacting with each other in such an intimate way it’s incredibly expensive in terms of animation fidelity and getting it to look like they are really there and touching each other. 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.
We also want to focus not just on the sex itself, but also that this is the culmination of spending a lot of time with a character and getting to know them, and so we’re giving scenes a mature and tasteful treatment I guess. We’ll see where it goes for Dragon Age: Inquisition, it’s something that we’re working on right now so we’ll see how these scenes pan out.
It sounds like it is a challenge to get these right even from a purely technical point of view. Dragon Age Inquisition is scheduled to release on PS3, PS4, XB1, XB360 and PC in Fall 2014.