Sony rejected EyeToy Kama Sutra game

Sony Computer Entertainment executive producer Pete Smith says firm received, then rejected, a genuine pitch for a game based on Hindu sex text.

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Sony received a genuine pitch for an EyeToy Kama Sutra game, but the firm swiftly rejected it, according to an interview Eurogamer had with Sony Computer Entertainment executive producer Pete Smith at the Develop conference yesterday.

There won't be a Kama Sutra EyeToy game just yet.

"This was a genuine pitch from a developer," Smith said. "Seriously, this was a genuine pitch. So, the guy is going to me, 'It's like, so there's an outline on the screen with the EyeToy…' I'm like, I get it, yeah."

Kama Sutra is an ancient Hindu text that details human sexuality, specifically sexual positions.

Smith said he and his colleagues conversed about the game, and quickly decided to reject it, but not before the team gave some thought as to how it might be tested.

"We were talking about it back at the office. Obviously we didn't sign it and it never ever saw the light of day. But we were going, 'How exactly would we QA it?'" he said. "You can imagine these two big hairy testers going, 'No, you're the b**** tonight.'"

Despite declining to publish the game, Smith said that part of him thought that it should have come to market.

"In one sense I think, god, I wish it would have been done," he said. "We could have maybe got some celebrity endorsements and stuff like that."

Discussion

165 comments
Jake518
Jake518

Would be appropriate if Naughty Dog wanted to be a part of this

jark888
jark888

Ask Microsoft. Kinect is obviously a better choice.

jark888
jark888

It's going to take another century to have x-rated game on the big three consoles.

frodo10
frodo10

Fuck me what an idea

Serious
Serious

Its sad that the Pete Smith refers to the girl partner as the B****.  :(

BlackLense
BlackLense

If they approve this game, they should add online/offline co-op and leaderboard. LOL

csward
csward

 "You can imagine these two big hairy testers going, 'No, you're the b**** tonight."

 

LMAO nice to know Sony has a sense of humor, even if it doesn't understand its core audience is adult men that would buy this game.

The1stFishBone
The1stFishBone

It's time for the game industry to grow up. This was a great idea and would have been a ton of fun for me and my girlfriend.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

le sigh.  It would have sold MILLIONS  Not to mentions thousands of new consoles to people who hadn't condiered 'gaming' before!

vaejas
vaejas

Wii We Dare cornered the market. You can't do any better Sony. /gauntletthrown

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

I wonder if this game will have four players or just two..? Lol this would have been an awesome game for a date or when you have friends over.. My female friends that is. This game would have opened a whole new door to gaming

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

"you can be the B**** tonight?" This is the most offensive thing I have heard in a while, and I listened to the Cam Janssen interview! What on earth is wrong with Pete Smith? I'd fire him for that.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

a kamasutra game with the PS move controller ? lol that would be hilarious :D

sstravisd
sstravisd

The QA part makes me giggle. Anyway so a sex theme based game is not okay but games that involve gun and violence are totally acceptable, fantastic.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Sooo many sexual puns on these comments.  It's hilarious!

vault-boy
vault-boy

Well, these goes the next great Playstation Exclusive done the toilet... 

im2cool123
im2cool123

Should just release it for laughs. Sony could revolutionize sex ed in schools as well. They could offer online multiplayer lol or some sort of orgy party chat options lol. They cannot be sued either as sex is educational.

steelmouth
steelmouth

A hardcore game for even non gamers that is not hard but will get you hard

steelmouth
steelmouth

maybe its just my perverted mind but this could have been the game that finally delivered the long prophesd PS3 year

iluvOP
iluvOP

Well wow, Who would want to do such a thing in the first place? Better yet who would even WANT such a game?

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

It's going to be a blast with Kinect! :-P

FragTycoon
FragTycoon

Yet another rejected "hardcore" game. =p

Griever4
Griever4

For once I could have brought home a videogame my girlfriend would have enjoyed...

Damn...

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Would have been a tough one to review.

 

69 across the board....

twyz
twyz

It would've been a fun game to Platinum.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

I think I can play this game a few minutes a day... hhmmm..I see why they rejected it.

Sahle123
Sahle123

This sounds like such a good idea!! >__>I'd totally buy that; Collecter's edition too.

rarson
rarson

At first I thought it sounded kind of stupid. Then I imagined playing it with my girlfriend... could be some pretty erotic fun... and educational, too! Too bad...

wing2k5
wing2k5

OMG...Can you imagine what the trophies will be and what you have to do to earn them. MIND = BLOWN.

Valtero
Valtero

 @Serious I'm pretty sure he was thinking along the lines of prison intimacy, wherein two men partake in sex with each other because no female is available, and the man on the receiving end is known as the "b**ch."  Usually not by choice. ... Wait, why am I explaining this? Turn on a TV, there's bound to be at least 1 show or movie about prison on right about now.

nathangray
nathangray

 @SolanOcard It's called context. Don't be overly sensitive to things that don't require it.

DanGleeSack
DanGleeSack

 @wing2k5 lol trophies...

Headshot

Marathon man

Long Shooter

Low blow

Selfish lover

Spelunker

Dirty Sanchez

Backdoor'd

 

 

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @steelmouth

 Which is why I was laughing my ass off, lil boy. Apparently, you have to spell it out to some peoples.

steelmouth
steelmouth

 @Venatorcruiser  lol true casual and non gamers may kick ass in this game, I imagine females checking their boyfriends achivements in the game just to compare to real life

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @rice2555

 Oh, and it's not "your" in that context, it's "you're". Get your silly grammatical errors right before you attempt to lay insults on others, sweetie pie.

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @rice2555

 And I don't think you understood that it was in a playful context. You just want to be an immature jerk and start drama.

 

Grow up!

rice2555
rice2555

 @samantha_sneez i honestly dont think you understood the comment at all. reality check, your just as lil' (at least mentally) as everyone here.

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

 @steelmouth

 Excuse me, I AM female, and that picture that you see to the left is NOT me, lil boy, thank you very much. SMDH.