I don't know anything about video games made after 1994. But there's apparently a big Star Wars game coming out called The Old Republic. Predictably, everyone gets to be a Jedi with superpowers beyond anything Luke Skywalker ever pulled off, blah blah blah whatever. But one option not available in the Old Republic, apparently, is homosexuality. From Game Bandits:
Although Star Wars – The Old Republic allows relationships between players and their in-game companions, there is a limit, apparently, as to who you can choose to love. Star Wars – The Old Republic is a strictly heterosexual game. According to producer Cory Butler, same sex choice won’t be an available option to players.
This is consistent with a post made on the official Star Wars – The Old Republic forum by Sean Dahlberg, community manager. In response to a question regarding how the MMO will handle same sex relationships, “As I have stated before, these are terms that do not exist in Star Wars. Thread closed.” It appears that the restriction against gay relationships stems more from the canonical source – the Star Wars saga – than from any preference by BioWare.
Indeed, Bioware’s other title, Mass Effect 3, features same sex love relationships between both males and females. Since Mass Effect was developed by Bioware, they have more leeway with its canon. Not with LucasArts’ Star Wars brand. Their license to use the canon and materials is probably restricted by the content’s existing parameters. Unless it can be proven that Jar Jar Binks preferred other male Gungans, I guess this source material restriction issue pretty much closes the case for intergalactic equal protection rights and sexual preference respect.
What a lot of nonsense. I don't know why you'd want to pretend to have sexual relationships in a video game in the first place, but if that's your thing why should Lucasfilm care whether some 12-year-old--or 40-year-old--decides that his Darth Threepio character may like a little Artoo on the side? The "canon" should have nothing to do with it. (Note how "canon"--originally a religious concept--is here invoked to justify, or at least explain, homophobia--another longstanding religious concept.)
Homophobia is stupid and wrong. If Lucasfilm wants to impose a no-sex rule in its video games, I have no problem with that. But if sex, or romantic relationships of any kind, are to form part of the game, they should not replicate in their imaginary worlds the outdated prejudices still sadly found in ignorant pockets of our real world. Come on Lucasfilm, don't add homophobia to the long list of things wrong with prequel-era Star Wars!