BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has said that the love making scene in Mass Effect was blown out of proportion in the media, and feels that it only makes sense to include such content when a mature relationship is part of the storyline.
"I don't think they need to have them, I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them," he told CVG. "It's interesting because I think the Mass Effect thing was completely overblown. There wasn't even really nudity; it was like the side of a leg. I think some of the press took huge advantage of the situation. The reality was that it was the kind of stuff you'd see on evening television.
"That said, I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships. If you're trying to have a relationship with a character we want to reflect that and the impact of the connection with that character. And if that involves some sort of intimate scenes, we want to provide those for the player.
"It's based on the fact that this is a sophisticated, mature experience."
Dragon Age: Origins will have a sex scene in it. No word on whether Mass Effect 2 will have one, but we know that it's a possibility.