You had to know this was coming… no pun intended. I think it is basic human nature to wonder how sex would be with or if… and add your whatever here… It’s like which is more fun peanut butter, Nutella, or chocolate syrup? And if you include an ice cube and …
So, the question has to have run through some minds regarding how sex would be with the Oculus Rift. A lot of people seem to play the game of ‘breaking in’ new things. When I first thought of it I guessed people would be dodging when Tango Lolas went by.
Well it is not just running through some minds. A company in Irvine, California named Sinful Robot is developing a ‘sex’ game for the Oculus Rift: Sinful Robot is hiring people and moving ahead in developing an erotic game that will have as its basic quest as sexual gratification. AND this has been in progress for almost a year. Nobody told me…
I came across Gaga Gracious’ blog where she wrote: Extreme Adult Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift & Opensim. She points out some of the problems with sex in OpenSim and Second Life™, like wondering if that hot chick is also a real life chick. Apparently this is a problem for a significant portion of the male population of virtual worlds.
Apparently Sinful feels this ‘aversion’ can be overcome by using robots. The use of robots in OpenSim is way ahead of anything we have in Second Life. Artificial Intelligence is making big gains too. So, it may be possible to duplicate what Sinful is doing in a custom game in OpenSim. Both may be able to use bots with some of the newer AI tech driving them to run an escort service or brothel.
There is the problem of controlling things while wearing a Rift. And how is that going to work while you are trying to use your hands for something other than game control… Sinful is considering using Sixense Motion for a wireless controller according to recent tweets. But OMG… imagine someone walking in while you’re in the middle of whatever wearing that get up…
I see problems with that idea. But, they have people trying to figure things out. So, someone will come up with something.
In SL companies like Xcite!™ and Lotus are not saying what they may develop to take advantage of the Oculus Rift. I find it hard to imagine what one might do to change the experience of pixel sex in SL while wearing a Rift. But, I expect someone to come up with something.
Or it may just be the more immersive visual experience is what it’s going to be all about.
Xcite! already has created a connection between their toys and genitals in-world and RL toys and genitals there. So, not much is going to surprise me.
But, that Rift motion sickness thing (big techie article) could be a serious bummer for pixel bumping avatars… headaches are at least NOT messy.