Co-founder Greg Zeschuk of BioWare has said scenes of a sexual nature are right for a "sophisticated, mature experience" as it reflects "real human" relationships.
The Mass Effect reaction was "completely over-blown," and some of the press "took huge advantage", despite being no more racy than "evening television." Devs won't shy from it.
"I don't think they need to have them, I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them," Zeschuk told , on 'adult scenes'.
"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," he said. Perhaps it was the whole non-gendered alien hook-up?
"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." Dragon Age: Origins will also contain such blushing scenes.
"It's based on the fact that this is a sophisticated, mature experience," he continued.