‘Fable III’ Gives Gamers Gay-for-Play Options
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
Althouh gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples are still not fully sanctioned in the real world, things are different in at least one corner of the virtual realm. Take “Fable III,” for example, which gives gamers free rein to pick their characters’ partners and arrange their domestic setups as they wish. —KA
While the fight for gay rights remains heated in the United States, same-sex marriage and gays in the military have never been issues in Albion, the virtual nation where “Fable” players battle bandits and other baddies. Though not integral to the plot, gamers have been able to woo characters of the same sex since the sweeping saga launched in 2004.
“We don’t require you to be of a certain type to get married,” said Peter Molyneux, creative director at Microsoft Game Studios Europe. “You can be gay. You can be bisexual. You can get married as many times as you like. It’s up to you. My fascination is with what that means to people. It means they can be who they are rather than who I require them to be.”