Dragon Age producer: It’s important to let people play gay characters

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The producer of the Dragon Age series has said that it is “important” to give players the choice of sexuality in video games.

Cameron Lee, of Bioware, said in a Gamescom panel that it is “baffling” that same-sex relationships in games is still controversial.

He said: “It’s an important topic… it goes back to fantasy fulfilment.

“Your fantasies may be different to mine in terms of gender, sexuality, race, class, how you look, all these things.

“We’re not going to force you to be a fixed character, that you have to be this male guy that runs through the world and looks a certain way, walks a certain way. We even give you choices of voices.

“So why picking a gender or sexuality is an issue is beyond me. We have the technology to do it, and we have for a long time, so why not let your fantasy be different?”

It was revealed last month that the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature a prominent gay man character, Dorian.

Players of Final Fantasy XIV held a virtual Pride parade last month, after same-sex marriage was introduced to the game series.

Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed that same-sex relationships would not be allowed in upcoming game Tomadachi Lifeafter removing them from the Japansese version.