In some cases, however, game designers began to realize an increasing interest in same-gender love interests, as gay, lesbian, and bisexual people become more visible.
And as an interactive medium, it's possible to include such content while giving those uninterested in same-sex romance the option of skipping it.
And for fans of Alec Ryder’s iconic appearance, you can now choose to keep the default Alec, rather than having his appearance be based on your custom Ryder.
And as the angara have expressed their fluidity in how they perceive gender, it seemed only natural that Scott could have a relationship with Jaal.
However, we understand that a character’s orientation is an important part of what makes them feel real.
Aside from dedicated Romance Games, this is most common in more open-ended games, such as RPGs and Wide Open Sandbox games, rather than games that follow a tight, "every note must be hit" plot, where any romance happens at the behest of the story.
As video games are traditionally a medium aimed at a male demographic, and the general thought is that most males are heterosexual, most of the romance happens between a male character and a female character of the player's choice.