Published December 17, 2012
Sinful Robot is developing “the world’s first series of fully-immersive erotic encounters.” (Sinful Robot)
The Oculus Rift is the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games. (Oculus)
It was only a matter of time.
The world’s first series of “fully-immersive erotic encounters” is being developed by a new California-based startup. In other words, virtual reality sex is finally on its way.
Co-founder and creative director Jeroen Van den Bosch hopes to navigate his way through the uncanny valley and deliver an “erotic adventure game” that feels, well, real.
‘I have been waiting for many years for technology to become immersive enough so it [tricks] your brain to accept the virtual reality as reality.’
– Sinful Robot co-founder Jeroen Van den Bosch
“I have been waiting for many years for technology to become immersive enough so it [tricks] your brain to accept the virtual reality as reality, but the Rift does really do that,” Van den Bosch wrote on Reddit. “So now we can finally make an erotic adventure game that will actually be exciting!”
Van den Bosch is looking to recruit 3D programmers, artists and animators in anticipation of the Rift’s pending release, specifically “anyone who loves working on cutting edge technology and isn’t afraid of working with spicy content.”
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was successfully funded on Kickstarter in September, raising over $2.4 million from 9000 backers, smashing it’s goal of $250,000. Users are clearly enthused by the idea.
The headset first made waves back in June when John Carmack, founder of id Software and the creator of iconic first-person-shooters like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Quake demoed the tech at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
“What I’ve got now, is, I honestly think the best VR demo probably the world has ever seen,” Carmack said at the time.