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Augmented-reality porn in development for the Oculus Rift

A new start-up is working on creating "the world's most immersive virtual-reality erotic encounters" for the Oculus Rift AR headset.

(Credit: Sinful Robot)

A new start-up is working on creating "the world's most immersive virtual-reality erotic encounters" for the Oculus Rift augmented-reality (AR) headset.

(Credit: Sinful Robot)

Wherever there is new technology, it seems that someone, somewhere, will find a way to get their genitals involved. This has proven true for the Oculus Rift — the augmented reality gaming headset that made such a splash on Kickstarter.

Not many games have been announced yet, nor have all the developer kits shipped — but that's not stopping Sinful Robot, a Californian start-up that is aiming to create interactive porn for the device.

It hasn't got very far yet. Aside from the fact that Sinful Robot doesn't have a dev kit, the company has put out a recruitment call for developers. The website's careers page lists vacancies for 3D environment artists, 3D character artists, character animators and 3D programmers — that is, a team to create the characters and environments, then animate them. That's an entire development team right there.

So it's a bit early to say whether the idea will take off. However, we believe Doctor Who was onto something when it suggested that, if humans were to ever encounter alien life, they would figure out a way to do the dirty as a matter of priority — so there may be a market there just waiting to be tapped.

Can't say it sounds particularly appealing to us, though.

Via www.gizmag.com