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'Final Fantasy XIV' update will include gay marriage

2014-06-11
1ffxivFinal Fantasy XIV will support same-sex marriage with its latest update. Producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed at E3 2014 that the forthcoming patch 2.4 will allow gamers to marry whoever they choose, gaming website SquarePortal reports. Back in 2012, producers noted that same-sex marriage was an "extremely controversial topic" in gaming, but the legalisation of gay marriage in various countries since then seems to have prompted action. Last month, Nintendo defended its decision to block users from playing as gay characters on their life simulator game, Tomodachi Life. However, the Japanese company later apologised for their decision, and suggested that they will create more inclusive games in the future. > ‘Game of Thrones’ star wishes for ‘gay marriage everywhere’ > 11-year-old wants gay marriage for mother, writes to PM