Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally supposed to be pansexual, but her romance arc was changed after BioWare looked at the media reception to romances in the original game, .
Since Mass Effect 2’s release 11 years ago, fans have wondered why Jack was could only be romanced by a male Commander Shepard, since she makes references to being with partners of different genders in some of her voice lines. After the original game’s launch in 2007, Fox News held a panel about the game’s depictions of sex and sexuality. The panel criticized both Mass Effect 1’s sex scenes and the ability to romance Liara T’Soni as either a male or female Shepard.
Talking about the development of Jack’s romance in an interview with The Gamer, writer Brian Kindregan said: “She was essentially pansexual for most of the development of that romance.” But the Fox News panel created a domino effect that changed things.
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