Could a Han Solo and Luke Skywalker hookup be in our future?
We don't pretend to be big gaymers (are those two characters even involved in the current Star Wars universe??), but you'll soon have the option to play gay in the upcoming video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
More after the jump!
Forbes Magazine writes:
"According to Jeff Hickman, executive producer of SW:TOR, the option to play gay (or straight—it’s a free galaxy) will become available with the release of the new expansion, 'Rise of the Hutt Cartel,' in Spring 2013.
'We are adding SGR with some NPCs on Makeb [a planet invaded by the Hutt Cartel] and do intend on pursuing more SGR options in the future.'
Although this is good news for players who are gay, bisexual, or like to keep their options open, it’s not quite great news. These romances still cannot take place with a companion character, who assists you in your travels.
'I realize that we promised SGR [same gender romance] 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 realized 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.'"
Now we won't pretend that that was all in English, but for you gaymers out there, that must be exciting news, right??
Toni Rocca, Community Director for GaymerConnect, is certainly pleased. She says: “This has been a long time coming. We’re excited to see the game companies recognizing the diversity of their fans and we expect to see this trend continue.”
Will you checking out the new Star Wars game, Instincters?