Dragon Age: Origins screenshot
Dragon Age: Origins screenshot

BioWare is yet to decide if upcoming fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins will contain full-frontal nudity during its high-profile sex scenes.

However, it has confirmed that sex will be portrayed in “cut scene-controlled environments” only, with no gameplay elements involved.

In Dragon Age: Origins players will be able to have sex with computer-controlled party members in order to improve their relationships with them. During behind-closed-doors presentations at E3 last month this was shown to press, although the sex scenes were cut short soon after beginning.

BioWare’s hugely popular sci-fi RPG Mass Effect also allowed created characters to have sex, although nudity was avoided.

When asked by VideoGamer.com whether Dragon Age: Origins will contain full frontal nudity, BioWare vice president Greg Zeschuk replied: “I don't think we've worked that out yet, because we can adjust that whenever we want, right? On Mass Effect we worked extensively to figure out, how do we want to portray it? It's not ogling pixels [laughs] – sad but probably titillating, too. I think for us it's more just making sure it fits the context of what we're trying to create.”

For more, check out our Dragon Age: Origins game page. It’s out October 23 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Rogue_Soul's Avatar


Coincidentally, today's featured wikipedia article is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gropecunt_Lane
Posted 18:20 on 09 July 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


Well in Cardiff we have a Fanny Street, not as good as the Diving Club in Muff.
I don't understand why they have to do it anyway. It sort of reminds me of the fuss of Lara Croft in the 90's. I really don't care tbh.It just gives the game a higher age rating, which cuts out some customers buying the game.
Posted 18:15 on 09 July 2009
startover4's Avatar


lol really?
Posted 16:20 on 09 July 2009
El-Dev's Avatar


There is a plave near Derry in N.Ireland called Muff, and there is a Diving Club in Muff. After finding that out there is nothing shocking to me any more.
Posted 12:44 on 09 July 2009


Come on! just to make non gamers blush! WHAT! gamers know what tits look like :o
Posted 11:52 on 09 July 2009

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Release Date: 06/11/2009
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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