BioWare has posted a statement concerning the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic, its online RPG that recently went free-to-play, saying that the planned update which enables Same Gender Romances is still in development, as it requires a lot more work than anticipated.
BioWare is one of the big developers that supports same gender relationships in practically all of its games, from sprawling shooters like Mass Effect, to medieval role-playing games like Dragon Age.
Some time ago the studio also confirmed that same gender romances would be available in Star Wars: The Old Republic, its recent MMORPG, but has been silent for quite some time.
In the latest "State of the Game" blog post on the SWTOR website, Executive Producer Jeff Hickman has talked about same gender relationships and confirmed that the mechanic is still in development for the online game.
"First of all, I want to apologize that this is taking so long to get in the game. I realize that we promised Same Gender Romances to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character," he said.
"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."
Hickman did reveal that some same gender romances were being added with select non-playable characters in the new planet of Makeb, which is included in the upcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.
More details will be offered soon enough about the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic, so expect to hear more about the online RPG soon.