Mass Effect 2: We won’t “shy away” from controversial moments, says BioWare

Thursday, 9th April 2009 12:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Good news, alien sex fans. Remember the “porn” scene from Mass Effect? The one pop psychologist Cooper Lawrence claimed contained “graphic” shagging? The one that actually didn’t?

BioWare’s promising more “emotionally engaging moments” for Mass Effect 2. We know because Steph asked BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk at GDC.

VG247: Anything controversial this time? In the same regard as the…

Greg: The big over-reaction?

Ray: We don’t shy away from emotionally engaging moments. We try to make them contextually appropriate. They’re not gratuitous for the sake of gratuity. We put them in to actually drive an emotional response, but the journey you’ve gone through to get to that point in the game, it has to feel like that is a real point, a real outcome that makes sense to the player to get that point. They’re not there for shock value.

If there’s surprise and delight in the emotionally engaging moment then that’s great too, but they have to feel contextually appropriate. We just make games with great stories and characters and, just like in real life, some of the interactions are emotionally charged between some of the characters. There could be all types of different emotions. And even the experience itself, we strive for emotion… We’re not shying away from it.

So there you go. Mass Effect releases in early 2010.



  1. Blerk

    Can we see a bit more this time? :-)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tiger Walts

    If we don’t see wobbly bits rippling away to the vinegar strokes then I’m not buying. After all the coverage the first one got I felt cheated. :P

    #2 6 years ago
  3. JonFE

    They can always hire Itagaki-san to take care of the female mmm, …, hmm, …, bits (thanks Blerk) :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. mightyhokie

    I think they should have a full-out alien orgy and tell the ‘critics (aka dumbass’ that have never seen the scene)’ to ‘suck it’.

    Hey, I’m a conservative and I not only loved ME (which I am now playing for the 3rd time and am level 43), I found that sex scene to be an important part of the storyline. It is an ADULT game, jackholes! Even so, if I had a 13 year old it wouldn’t bother me for them to see it. It isn’t like Jenna Jameison or something.
    Lighten up, you stuffy-shirted-no-humor-undersexed pricks!

    Ahhh, that felt good. =>

    #4 6 years ago
  5. SticKboy

    We should start a petition for penetration in ME2. Do you hear me, Bioware? No money shot, no dice.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. mightyhokie


    Skin to win, baby!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. ShiroGamer


    #7 6 years ago

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