In an interview with GamerZines, cinematic director Jonathan Perry said BioWare could push the Dragon Age 3 romantic scenes in multiple directions, but more explicit scenes in Dragon Age: Origins didn’t really work out.
“… In Dragon Age: Origins we had characters crawling around in their underwear, and it looked weird because they were wearing these lacy Victoria’s Secret panties and outfits, which looked out of place,” Perry said.
In Dragon Age 3 gamers will see more tasteful and mature scenes, Perry said, not just focusing on the sex but rather the “culmination of spending a lot of time with a character.”
“You might have a nude character but they are framed in such a way that parts of them are in shadow or having characters in various states of undress,” Perry said.
Perry said budget concerns factored into the decision to tone down the sex scenes in Dragon Age 3.
“Certainly when you have these characters interacting with each other in such an intimate way it’s incredibly expensive in terms of animation fidelity and getting it to look like they are really there and touching each other,” Perry said.
BioWare is still developing the scenes, but Perry said he would like to take Dragon Age 3 in the same direction that Mass Effect did.
Dragon Age: Inquisition hits shelves for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One sometime in 2014.