Oculus won’t officially support pornography on the Rift, but they can’t stop people from making it

With adult content becoming available on the Oculus Rift through outside source developers, it becomes a question of morality and purpose with the VR system.

With adult content becoming available on the Oculus Rift through outside source developers, it becomes a question of morality and purpose with the VR system.
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With the release of the virtual reality system called the Oculus Rift, one of the most controversial topics about it has to do with the amount of adult content that will be made for the device. And by adult content I of course mean porn.

Oculus, the company behind the Rift, won’t be allowing such scandalous adult content on the game store, but because it’s going to be an accessible open-ended platform, people will be making content of their own.

Not the intended purpose, but a ‘perk’ to many

When the Oculus Rift started coming onto the scene, the sole purpose was to use it with video games. But as with many things, people get their hands on the devices and develop software for them. Since the Oculus Rift will not have tight control over the content available for the device, people are bound to create more uses for the virtual reality system.

Nate Mitchell from Oculus stated recently that the company will ban all pornography games or software from their official Oculus game store, but they can’t keep it from being created. 

“We’re actively barring, prohibiting adult entertainment content from being in the store, period…If you’re on the Oculus platform, there’s none of that content. We have a zero tolerance policy for that…the Rift’s hardware SDK is open…But as for content that we’re offering to people, and anything that’s on what we would consider to be on the Oculus platform, we don’t offer, we prohibit it.”

-Nate Mitchell

Oculus won’t be able to fully control what type of content is developed since their hardware SDK is open, but they can say that from a business standpoint, they will not be promoting the use of the Oculus Rift with pornography. 

What do you think of the Oculus Rift? With people developing adult content for the device, will it become just another gadget? Share your thoughts below!

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Courtney Gamache

An online college student studying Business Administration and International Business at SNHU. I play a lot of different games, but I prefer management ones, including Minecraft, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Borderlands, and Assassin's Creed.