Final Fantasy game could get gay marriage option

Makers of popular role-player say they will wait for user to reaction before deciding whether to include same-sex marriage in popular series

Final Fantasy game could get gay marriage option
21 November 2012

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn could soon include a gay marriage option, according to makers of the popular game.

The hit role-playing series is set to feature marriage between opposite sex characters and there is now talk of whether there will be gay weddings in the future as well.

But the people at Square Enix are waiting for user reaction before introducing a same-sex marriage element.

‘As for same-sex marriage, this is an extremely controversial topic that has been under discussion in the MMO world for the past few years,’ a Square Enix representative told fans in a video message.

‘First we would like to start out with opposite-sex marriage, and then consider the feedback from our players in order to make a careful decision.

‘I can’t say whether or not it will be possible at this point in time. I’d like to keep dialog open with our players as we deliberate the matter.’

Gay characters in games have, in the past, sparked outrage from homophobic groups and players.

Electronic Arts, one of the biggest gaming companies in the world, was inundated with complaints after it introduced gay characters in its games Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Watch the message from Square Enix below:

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