Oculus Rift getting "erotic adventure game" Wicked Paradise

"We have hundreds of beautifully crafted shooter games but not a single well designed erotic video game," says project founder.

Hotly anticipated VR headset Oculus Rift will be getting an erotic adventure game. The title, Wicked Paradise, is being developed by a team of "seasoned" developers who have reportedly worked on Rage, Call of Duty, Lost Planet, Madden, and PlanetSide 2.

Image Credit: Road to VR

"We are all very excited about the future of digital entertainment and are using our years of experience creating the highest-quality video games to create an erotic virtual reality adventure game that will blow your socks off," reads the game's official site, which also states that Wicked Paradise is due for release in 2014.

"Imagine playing Leisure Suit Larry but instead of watching a screen, you are inside the game," reads the Wicked Paradise site. "Imagine the world and its inhabitants look highly realistic. Imagine walking into a bar in Wicked Paradise, noticing a beautiful lady, talking to her, and seducing her. Imagine playing your cards right and having passionate wild sex with her."

In an interview with Road to VR, the game's founder, Jeroen Van den Bosch, said, "I was always fascinated by the fact that we have hundreds of beautifully crafted shooter games but not a single well designed erotic video game. Sure there have been some attempts in the past, but they all have been ridiculously bad. There is nothing sexy about unrealistic models that move like rusty robots with faulty servos. If you want to genuinely create an erotic atmosphere in a videogame you need to convincingly cross the uncanny valley."

Elsewhere in the interview, den Bosch points to the kind of titillation seen in BioWare's Mass Effect as inspiration for Wicked Paradise. "Also, story and setting is everything. The non-explicit sex scenes in Mass Effect are much more erotic than current available explicit adult video games. This is because you care about the characters in Mass Effect. A player will never feel very attracted to a virtual character if he or she doesn’t care. I believe that virtual reality is the perfect medium for an erotic video game because you can make the player feel really connected to your computer characters."

"When the Oculus Rift Kickstarter happened, I realized the opportunity has come to put my plan in motion, so I did. I moved to Irvine, founded a company, secured financing, and started developing the world’s first erotic virtual reality experience."

Yesterday Oculus VR announced it had received $16M in venture capital funding to "accelerate" the headset's release as a consumer product.

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Discussion

483 comments
Lone_Warrior_66
Lone_Warrior_66

Well everyone obviously saw this one coming from miles away haha. Can you just imagine the fights at the GS office over who gets to review this.

codeman101360
codeman101360

I think we all saw this cum- I mean, coming...

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Welp, guess I have to get one of these now.  

wgerardi
wgerardi

can't wait to finally get with a black girl!

kohle36
kohle36

How much of that $16 million poured in right after this game was announced?

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Finally the true reason for the development of the Oculus Rift: Hentai games!!

Virgin101
Virgin101

This game is perfect for someone with my username!

vadagar1
vadagar1

also don't forget some man candy.

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

"VERY NICE, HIGH FIVE" - Borat

zintarr
zintarr

Its a different sort of shooter...

bishop60
bishop60

or go out and get some sex. simple enough.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Does the game come with a FLESHLIGHT? :P

TirOrah
TirOrah

Despite having no interest in a game like this, I'm interested in seeing if they will ever pull this off. If they can achieve this level of immersion, it would really be something.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

"s being developed by a team of "seasoned" developers who have reportedly worked on Rage, Call of Duty, Lost Planet, Madden, and PlanetSide 2" 

talking about wankers...

hadlee73
hadlee73

Behold, the future of games entertainment lol

Max-Elite
Max-Elite

Does the woman always have to agree with sex or will there be an "Army Edition" ?

DarthLod
DarthLod

Finally. This needs to happen more often. It's ok to kill people in games, but somehow wrong to have sex or nudity in them. It's utter hypocrisy.

sidzero
sidzero

I now have a reason to want an Oculus Rift.

TwilightPhoenix
TwilightPhoenix

While this is something I'd never purchase or play myself, I'm actually curious about this.  I'd love to see them pull it off successfully just because.  That and all of the "ZOMG VIDEO GAMES ARE EVIL SEX TOOLS" media that'd follow in its wake would be utterly hilarious.

omar_q
omar_q

I'm very excite for the future. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

Would love to see co-op included in that one :P. Better not be any quick-time-events in there, because I don't want to rush things, I let my loving take time.

Frostyballoon
Frostyballoon

@Virgin101 Its also perfect for the non virgins too, dont have to listen to the girl afterwards just shut off the system...perrrrffffeeccttt 

jmc88888
jmc88888

@dr_jashugan  

I don't know, but I heard the female version of the game is an action shooter and with it comes the Rambo-ne. 

Yishaijah
Yishaijah

@Max-Elite  

Pfft. Sad and not funny. Stop dancing at the end of Satan's strings and become a real man in Christ.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@Max-Elite Later levels really make you work for it by having to take her to dinner, make small talk, put up with general abuse during her time of month, sit through crappy rom-coms and make you work harder and harder to get the sex that used to be standard. Then the player will finally understand what it's like to have a girlfriend.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@DarthLod Not really. I see where you're coming from but...

Firstly, many people are quite vocal about how they feel about all the killing in video games these days.

Secondly, it's the detachment from reality. A majority of gamers will most likely never ACTUALLY shoot someone. The games provide them an experience that many do not take seriously because... it's just not real. How many FPS/3rd Person Shooters are actually realistic at all? Whereas sexual encounters... A majority of ALL people will most likely at some point in their life have at least one actual sexual encounter.

So there's the element of it that is the tragic waste of lifetime. You're not using a game to grant you an "experience" that you'll never actually have, you're spending time of your finite life VIRTUALLY doing something that you could actually do. Like people who logs weeks worth of hours "mastering" Guitar Hero. In those weeks, they could've actually learned the guitar.

And then there's the frame of reference element. Going back to my shooter example, you're unlikely to ever have this actual experience. The unrealistic experience that would be a comparison isn't really an issue. Needless to say, treat a real firefight like you're playing CoD or Quake or Gears of War etc... You're gonna die real quick. Then you've got the act of sex, that you will likely at some point experience. You may have heard the argument from some corners that pornography, being accessed by the sexually inexperienced, results in a warped perception of the act. It gives young males certain expectations, the argument goes, and leads them to treat their partners badly. You may or may not believe that. I'm not sure if I do. But if there's anything that WOULD have the very real potential to give the sexually inexperienced a completely false impression of the act, it's this. Because it's trying to create immersion, it's trying to make it more "real".

I know that's a bit long winded, I hope it's making sense. Basically, I'm trying to say that a virtual representation of sex is actually likely more damaging to a person's mentality than a virtual representation of violence.

Yishaijah
Yishaijah

@DarthLod  

No, it really depends on the context and spirit of the game as to whether the "killing" is "okay".

TirOrah
TirOrah

@jmc88888 Oh dear, that's not good. XD Thanks for telling me though.

Max-Elite
Max-Elite

@Shanks_D_Chop @Max-Elite They should make an easy-mode then, for the ppl already having to put up with that kind of crap from their girlfriend and want a quicky now and then... Like a "drunk-girl mode"

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@Shanks_D_Chop @DarthLod to be honest i would like to put a bullet in some people, but that's not legal so i can't 

sex is legal, if you wear a condom and she's fully sober 

then again, it's all limited by rules 

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@thequickshooter @Shanks_D_Chop Meh, those games had all the intelligence they needed. Not a huge amount.

Something like this, to be more than a crass gimmick at best, needs to have emotional intelligence.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@Max-Elite Or like a "cheat" mode?


These puns are just too easy. Probably the best thing to come out of this news.