Oculus Rift Founder Promises Not To Block Adult Games


Like all the new technology, the very first thing that any normal person asks is “Can I use it for porn?” Sure, we may play coy and pretend like that isn’t on our mind, but it is. It always is.

That being the case, when the virtual reality headset and hot new gaming peripheral The Oculus Rift was introduced, many wondered if we’d see adult entertainment on the device.

Well, it looks like that might be a reality, since the company’s founder, Palmer Luckey, said he will not prohibit any adult forms of entertainment from appearing on the rift when it officially launches next year.

Oculus Rift is the first of the VR headsets to openly state this, with their competitors staying quiet on whether they’ll allow adult material.

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Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Psichaos
    May 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Lets just hope he doesn’t back down later due to SJW outrage.

  2. Domhnall
    May 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    As though he could stop it.

  3. froyton
    May 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    It just seems like an odd question to me, like asking HP if their new monitors are going to block adult content.

  4. BeholdMyPower
    May 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I will at long last join hands with my virtual waifu, and to this 3D laifu never return.

  5. MaidKillua
    May 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    “Any normal person” I hardly think so, though whatever you have to tell yourself to feel better about obsessing over porn I suppose. lol

  6. ndyBery
    May 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    That was my first thought too, unless they go down the route of making it an incredibly closed platform where only approved software is allowed to run

  7. Mr0303
    May 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Booker will not be happy about the header image.

  8. djluke_1993
    May 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm


  9. Nagato
    May 19, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I wouldn’t be happy having only 26 fps in VR either.

  10. Zack
    May 19, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    It’s pretty good for something that hasn’t been released commercially yet, haha. Either way, my PC’s too weak to be compatible with the Occulus Rift, so I’ll probably have to settle with Morpheus instead.

  11. Raspberry
    May 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    They would be stupid to block it. I guarantee it when all them hentai and sex games/videos will be coming out on it THEN it will be adapted by mass consumer. Porn is a strong engine for progress and adaptation of tech.

  12. Sangaz
    May 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    No. We are the normal folk. Your sex drive must be below average. We won’t mock you for it though.

  13. MaidKillua
    May 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    It’s not low so much as non-existent. I was just not particularly fond of the implication that i’m somehow abnormal and decided to respond with sarcasm. lol

  14. Mr.Calavera
    May 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    That’s good to see.

  15. SuperVolcano
    May 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    >non-existent sex drive
    >not abnormal
    Did you know words mean things?

  16. Zizal
    May 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    That’s what I want to know. Locking the device for a specific e-store or having some kind of DRM will make the device worthless to me.

  17. MaidKillua
    May 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    No, I was completely unaware. I thought they were just strange collections of shapes. Thank you for enlightening me with your dank green text arrows

  18. ztype
    May 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Wouldn’t people just make it anyway? Just not sold on some official “store”

  19. Softclocks
    May 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Play more eroge then.

  20. Turt
    May 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Of course they won’t block porn.
    Any device or format that blocks porn is committing suicide.

  21. JackDandy
    May 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Somebody post that gif.

    You know the one.

  22. froyton
    May 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure that will be the case for some of these VR solutions like Morpheus. Occulus always gave me the impression that it would be service-agnostic, like a keyboard or monitor. I hope it stays that way.

  23. TeLin特林
    May 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Supposedly that’s what caused vhs and then dvd to take hold in the market.

  24. TeLin特林
    May 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with being abnormal.

  25. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    May 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Occolos raft

  26. Fenrir007
    May 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    “She is not real!” they said. “She is just a cartoon!” they said.

    Well, where is your god now, normies?

  27. yukitron
    May 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    well, normal people tend to be attracted to the opposite sex. It’s not just porn. Don’t take this so hard man

  28. yukitron
    May 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    whoa whoa. my concern is, I thought it was Oculus. There are 2 C’s?

  29. Turt
    May 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    That’s what drove the internet penetration into every household.

  30. Thanatos2k
    May 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    How would they be able to? It’s like saying Microsoft is going to block porn from the PC.

  31. Duce Ralli
    Duce Ralli
    May 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Problem:basic human needs.

  32. FalseTragedian
    May 20, 2015 at 12:49 am


  33. Badmojo7
    May 20, 2015 at 1:03 am

    I do not think they can afford to from a business sense. Porn is a huge draw on technology (it was one of the biggest resons people got VCR’s), if they were the only game in town that would be one thing. However there is the vive and if the vive offers it and the oculus doesn’t, people will naturally go to the one that allows porn.

  34. Badmojo7
    May 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

    We still do not know how the system is set up. If there is some kind of DRM hardware build into the rift itself that only allows oculus certified software to run, that would be how.

  35. TheCynicalReaper
    May 20, 2015 at 3:10 am

    He can promise anything he wants. Fact of the matter is that FaceBook owns the Oculus Rift now, and FB has the final say.

    That’s how it goes, man. So hey, you know, thanks for the useless promise that you’ll never be able to cement due to your authority being drastically dwarfed by Zuckerburg’s social media monstrosity. Good thing you went for that deal of $400mil + some-odd millions in FB shares.

    Hope it was worth the open-future potential of your creation along with your soul.

  36. Wand
    May 20, 2015 at 5:30 am

    It’s Facebook who decides. And we all know how it will end

  37. Broand
    May 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

    How can one “allow” something like this to occur? I thought oculus was a piece of hardware and was under the impression that the user could use it however they see fit. Is this some sort of DRM thing?

  38. GamerGate Developer
    GamerGate Developer
    May 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    go ask beta max if they think doing business with porn is a good thing

  39. LurkerJK
    May 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    This VHS vs Betamax stuff, censoring adult games would destroy them

    and wtf are they to censor how you use YOUR display device anyway?
    do i have to ask Samsung for permission before switching to the porn channel ?

    IMHO the correct answer to this question should have been “we have no power or intention to censor any kind of content in our devices, thats up to the users and local legislation”

  40. DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron
    DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron
    May 20, 2015 at 11:21 am

    And yet, so far many others are trying to get this to work with MMD for many reasons.

  41. Anon534
    May 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Blocking porn will do nothing but make consumers flock to the next VR headset that does support it.

  42. anon9370
    May 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    “The internet is for porn!! Grab your dick and double click for porn, porn, porn!!”

  43. anon9370
    May 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    >DRM hardware
    Well, in the trash it goes…