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Strap on your Oculus Rift and get ready: Interactive porn is coming

Above: A man enjoying himself with Oculus Rift.

Image Credit: Norman Chan/Tested.com

The future of arousal is virtual.

The Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is getting porn. Adult-film streaming service SugarDVD announced today that it is working on an app for the VR device — produced by the company Facebook bought for $2 billion earlier this year — that will stream adult movies and content to the device. The adult-film company already offers up its Netflix-like services for $8 per month, which enables customers to load up unlimited porn on their smartphones, PlayStation 4, or set-top box. Now, SugarDVD is looking to the next generation of digital sex with the Oculus Rift.

While hundreds of developers are working on games for Oculus Rift, SugarDVD says it wants to put viewers into their favorite adult movies. It’s working with motion-capture studios in Los Angeles to generate original, VR-optimized content that will take full advantage of the Rift’s technology.

“Ideally, we’d like to include interactivity as soon as possible,” SugarDVD spokesperson Rebecca Bolen told GamesBeat. “[At first, this will be] similar to a ‘choose your own adventure’ type of experience. We already have these options for DVDs and movies with alternate ‘endings’ depending on what the viewer chooses, so we are looking forward to integrating those features into VR.”

The SugarDVD Oculus app is due out as a demo soon, and the company hopes to show it off at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in L.A. early next month.

“When our demo comes out, we will need beta testers,” said Bolen. “We will pick the first batch of testers out of our subscriber list, so sign up if you want to get your hands on our virtual reality app first.”

SugarDVD is hitting the Rift early in its life. Oculus VR is still working on producing the first consumer version its headset. So far, Oculus has sold thousands of the developer versions of its hardware. Many gamers bought in early due to the device’s potential as the next big step in interactive entertainment, but Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sees it as the next major computing platform after mobile.

ZeniMax, meanwhile, wants to get in on the action. The game company sued Oculus for misappropriating trade secrets today, but Oculus says this is just a shakedown.

And what’s a computing platform without some naked people getting down?

More information:

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 w... read more »

Oculus VR™ was founded by Palmer Luckey, self-described virtual reality enthusiast and hardware geek. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund development of their first product, the Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking vir... read more »

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110 comments
Shannon Patrick Ramos
Shannon Patrick Ramos

New technology permits us to do very exciting things in interactive erotic software. Wave of the future, Dude. 100% electronic...

Anders Lykke
Anders Lykke

I love how few 'likes' this post has received. It is not due to bad writing

epic_phail
epic_phail

@willsmith At this point Will, I just feel like the internet is purposefully trolling you.

ManicMyna
ManicMyna

@willsmith Is that the one story you don't want the image credit on or is the free publicity a good thing?

omega696
omega696

@willsmith @JeffGrubb Will you will be immortal on the internet as the 'Oculus Guy' 1000 years from now when they teach kids VR history, You

Taylor M
Taylor M

Can't wait for this! Will Facebook really allow adult on their platform though? I guess there's always interactive porn from sites like virtualpornstars.com instead

whiskeythemaker
whiskeythemaker

@willsmith "Above: A man enjoying himself with Oculus Rift" ... leaving that way too open to interpretation... but, YOU ARE MAN NOW.

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

Just remember that when the device is strapped to your face, you will be oblivious to anyone entering the room and taking pictures of you.

desgonzo
desgonzo

@mygreg ahhhhh le fameux opportunisme technologique dans le porno… Va falloir attendre un peu par contre :)

btabaka
btabaka

@lsguerin ah cette fameuse intervention devant le CAS a l'époque CNNUm. Je m'en souviens encore ;-)

Tim Dick
Tim Dick

Now we know why Zuck invested: he couldn't get his hands on SnapChat and its' porn

_Nevermind
_Nevermind

@galyonkin Была помню новость много лет назад: "Порностудии начали использовать HD-DVD, успех этой технологии обеспечен!"

Miles Nixon
Miles Nixon

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