Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is adding a controversial feature to its massive multiplayer online game, the option to have a same-sex marriage.
According to Polygon, producer and director of the game, Naoki Yoshida made the announcement during the E3 developer talk. He said this option will become available with the game’s next patch.
"People within Eorzea will be able to pledge their eternal love and or friendship in a ceremony of eternal bonding. And this will be open to people regardless of race, creed, and gender. Two players…if they want to be together, in Eorzea, they can-through this eternal bonding ceremony," he said through a translator.
He continued, “We discussed it and we realized: within Eorzea, why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way.”
Polygon reported that the game considered doing this back in 2012, but never moved past a discussion.