Can An Oculus Rift Game Make You 'Genuinely Horny?' They're Gonna Try.

Somehow, porn managed not to be the first thing folks started putting on the Oculus Rift when the VR simulator headset started going out to developers. Well, wait no longer. Someone is building "the world's first erotic virtual reality adventure game" for it.

Jeroen Van den Bosch and his startup studio are building a game called Wicked Paradise, and they're not using Kickstarter to fund it. Van den Bosch and his team believe they have identified an unfulfilled need in the video gaming industry — that would be good porn games or, hell, anything remotely decent.

"We have hundreds of beautifully crafted shooter games but not a single well designed erotic video game," Van den Bosch, whose past development credits include Backbreaker's mobile version told Road to VR. Van den Bosch said other attempts were "ridiculously bad," with models that "move like rusty robots with faulty servos." The power of the Oculus Rift will help him build something vastly better than that unerotic tripe.

"The non-explicit sex scenes in Mass Effect are much more erotic than current available explicit adult video games," he reasoned. "This is because you care about the characters in Mass Effect. A player will never feel very attracted to a virtual character if he or she doesn’t care. I believe that virtual reality is the perfect medium for an erotic video game because you can make the player feel really connected to your computer characters."

Wicked Paradise will begin as a heterosexual fantasy game, though Van den Bosch hopes to serve later games that appeal to all genders and sexualities.

"One of the biggest questions I had before we started on this journey was: 'Can a virtual woman inside a virtual world actually make you genuinely horny?'" Van Den Bosch said. The answer, he says, is yes. And why not. people get off to Internet porn, so neither technology nor virtual representations appear to be much of a barrier.

There's more to the interview at the link. While there are no nude pictures, the topic is NSFW, and there's a YouTube video with some racy material in it.

Exclusive: Sneak Peek and Interview — Wicked Paradise, The World’s First Erotic VR Game (video: NSFW) [Road to VR]


Comments

    I was trying to think of another dirty joke, but it's too hard.

      I see what you did there. But this is just scary.

    Another step closer to a Lucy Lui Fembot

      ..or that sticky scene from the Lawnmower Man

      You don't know what it's like being a Fembot Femputer in a Manbot manputers world!

    Biggest opposition to this will be Americans, they're really sensitive when it comes to sexual stuff. That being said, I don't see a problem with this. We keep saying video games are for adults, right? As long as this stuff is all rated R18+, I don't have an issue with it. Would be no different to books.

    I dunno if this guy has it right, I'm pretty sure some full frontal sex scenes will make him more cash than getting people to care about the pornstars.

    Do you care about the pizza delivery boy when he comes in and gives the lonely housewife a good seeing to?

    Just sayin'...

      But even in your example, you have two backstories there. They're not deep (that's what she said), but they are there. Why include even that much if it wasn't effective?

        I think your taking my example too seriously but yeah, sure.

        I thought everyone fast forwarded past those bits to "the good stuff"?

    I sense a ban in Australia if this sees retail

      The internet shall provide!!!!

        Congrats on 5000th Kotaku comment XD

          YAY! Where'd it say that???

            Just on your profile homepage noticed you just got over 5000. Being the crazy stalker I am...

            Geez, and I thought I was doing well with about 1500 posts across all three sites. Ya bloody Kotaku junkie... =)

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=m4xIy1rlJKs#t=14s

      Of course it will. We'll all just buy it overseas and stick another nail in the coffin of our economy because of stupid uptight religious fascists that are too afraid to express themselves honestly.

    Maybe if I was single. Or my girlfriend would be in to such a thing. But she is not. :)

      Maybe it'll let you upload a pic of your girlfriend and then map out a 3D model for you. And then... Wait... too far?

      Come on, you could make her look like any celeb/pornstar you want and vice versa. She could get spooged on by Brad pitt if she wanted.

      Last edited 11/07/13 12:45 pm

    I just want to see the models in their motion capture suits with a ping-pong ball on the end of their ding-dong

    This reminds me of Demolition Man and those 'intimacy' headsets.

      Two Rifts plus about 20 unobtrusive stick-on motion sensors plus a pair of realistic celebrity themed skin textures (because those Demolition Man VR graphics sucked) and we're there! I predict pairs of broken Rift headsets being returned with bad excuses.

      Last edited 17/06/13 1:09 pm

    My girlfriend doesn't mind porn at all, but if I can get a game like that rigged up with a realistic Scarlett Johansson skin texture I might be in for a stiff fight.

    Fuck.. now I have to buy an Oculus Rift..

      My girlfriend doesn't mind porn at all

      Can I just say, anything with a penis and a heartbeat loves your girlfriend right now for that alone...

      Last edited 17/06/13 5:40 pm

        Plenty of women do...maybe you aren't meeting the right ones. :)

          Or maybe women are less likely to admit to liking porn than men are :P

    I find it hard to believe that nobody else knows about all the erotic japanese games.

      admittedly, their graphics and dialogue leave a lot to be desired...

    Multiplayer would seem to be the next logical step. Getting people invested in a virtual woman is probably doable, but tricky. I think it'd be simpler and would potentially have a far wider audience if there was another Rift enabled player at the other end of the network to pretend to bump and grind against instead.

    Damn.....video is removed...not sure why it isn't up on their own site...very odd.

    movie: Strange Days

    How long before we can procreate over the internet by coding our DNA and sending that to be 'injected'?

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