Fully immersive brain-jacked virtual reality sex may still be a few decades away, but we're inching closer with each passing year. The latest news on this crucial technological front comes in the form of a new collaboration between software developer Sinful Robot, an Irvine-based startup, and Oculus, a hardware company that's developing an advanced virtual reality headset. Combined, the companies are hoping to create the next generation "erotic adventure" video game.
The Oculus Rift VR headset is still under development - but it's being funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $2.4 million. It's scheduled for release in 2014 and will feature full 3D stereoscopic vision and one-on-one, highly accurate 9DOF sensors to accurately track the user's every movement.
Sinful Robot recently announced that it has joined forces with Oculus to develop "the world's first series of fully-immersive erotic encounters," one that will "locate you in the center of the action, the ecstatic epicenter of play." The company's vision is to create extreme immersive and interactive adult VR content.
"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," noted company co-founder and creative director Jeroen Van den Bosch on Reddit. "So now we can finally make an erotic adventure game that will actually be exciting!"
To that end, Sinful Robot is looking for help, and their website now lists openings for artists, programmers and character animators. Van den Bosch says prospective employees shouldn't be afraid of "working with spicy content."