Good news for fans of gay relationships! Star Wars: The Old Republic will allow same-gender romances with companion characters, which means Han and Chewie will finally be able to bone down...and don't even get me started about what R2-D2 and C3PO will get up to.
Sadly, the game won't launch with gay-companion relationships; we'll have to wait for a patch for that. The big, gay news came by way of a post on the game's official forums, where Stephen Reid, the senior online community manager posted:
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. 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.
Did you read that? "additional romance options?" What could that even mean? I'm hoping poly-amorous, and/or tri-sexual relationships are permitted. Or maybe Gundan-Droid marriages (often refered to as "the final taboo) will be in the game. We can only hope!