As you may have heard by now, same gender romances will be available in SWTOR post launch. As speculated, SWTOR will have a T for Teen rating at launch. I wonder if this decision to delay SGR was done in order to solidify the T rating from the ESRB. If that was an option at launch, the ESRB may have given the game a M rating.
It makes some sense. All that EA has to do is put in a disclaimer that “updated content not rated by the ESRB.” That way, mom and dad will still buy the game since it carries a “mild” rating, until CNN does an expose on the matter and they hear about it.
I’m surprised that EA decided to pursue such a controversial topic, especially when they know that so many children will be playing SWTOR. In the long run, it may have been easier to decide that SGR just isn’t an option in SWTOR and avoid any headaches it may cause.