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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Bug Adds Gay Romance Option For Scott Ryder

By Alessia Amherst , May 16, 2017 04:00 AM EDT

A newly discovered Mass Effect: Andromeda bug includes another unintended gay romance option for Scott Ryder. Despite being entirely incidental, it adds to the small roster of LGBT romance scenes.

BioWare has still yet to provide additional romance scenes, but it seems like one bug has seemingly taken matters into its own hands. According to Mic, Redditor SenselessB shared a video wherein skipping through a conversation between Liam and Scott will lead to the Pathfinder doing a rather questionable act.

While the latest patch fixed some of the game's stranger cutscenes, it is evident that the game still needs more polishing. BioWarehas yet toMass Effect: Andromeda comment on this issue as well as its promise regarding adding more romance scenes.

In line with this, many fans were disappointed with the lack of diversity when it came to LGBT romance scenes. The Mass Effect series is known for letting the main character sleep with his fellow partners. While this feature has returned in Andromeda, many players have criticized how lackluster it is.

Kotaku shares that many netizens took to social media to complain how BioWare treated gay romance as an "afterthought." Those who pick Scott can only romance two men while having the option to pursue more women. Sara, on the other hand, has more romance options overall.

Similarly, sex scenes between Scott and his female partners are much more intimate compared to his gay scenes. Many fans have complained that they felt tricked as the developers boasted about the ample romance options available to players. However, Blizzard was coy about this statement when it came to non-straight options.

The trailer featured the male Ryder kissing women but never revealed anything when it came to romancing men. For now, fans will just have to make due with the current romance options in the game. Those who want to play Mass Effect: Andromeda can get a copy for the PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

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