Bioware has officially confirmed once and for all, that companion characters in SWTOR will indeed have the option to have same-sex romances, but not at launch.
According to an official post on the SWTOR forums, community manager Stephen Reid said the option would not be present at launch do to “design constraints.”
“Due to the design constraints of a fully voiced MMO of this scale and size, many choices had to be made as to the launch and post-launch feature set,” he said. “Same gender romances with companion characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic will be a post-launch feature.
“Because The Old Republic is an MMO, the game will live on through content expansions which allow us to include content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.”
Now, if other MMOs would take Bioware’s lead here and just allow even the marriage or relationship feature altogether other than adoption, it would be swell. Some MMOs do, some do not.