South Park's Fart-Smelling Nightmare Device a "Moment of Pride for Oculus"
Oculus' Jason Rubin says having the South Park creators parody the VR company means it's "made it."
Ubisoft is showing off South Park: The Fractured But Whole alongside a device that shoots farts into your nose. It's a parody of Oculus' VR headset called the Nosulus Rift, and it utilizes a fart-scented perfume to make players feel like someone is shooting an air biscuit directly up their nostrils. GameSpot got the chance to speak to Oculus head of studios Jason Rubin and asked what the video game industry veteran thought of the nightmare device.
"[Matt Stone and Trey Parker] are some of the funniest human beings on the planet and very deserving of their accolades," Rubin said. "Having Matt and Trey take on Oculus says we've made it. It is absolutely a moment of pride for Oculus."
Rubin worked with Stone and Parker on South Park: The Stick of Truth back when he was the CEO of the now shuttered THQ. He says "producing Matt and Trey was one of the most amazing moments" of his career.
"We would go and hear their pitches for levels and they'd be like, 'Okay, you're climbing up a rectum,' and I was like, 'Oh my god, how are we going to get this by the ratings board?'" Rubin laughed. "Those guys are amazing. It's a moment of pride. More power to them. Ubisoft is a big supporter of VR, so the joke is on all of us and we all share in that."
If you like to watch people suffer, you can watch GameSpot's own Tamoor Hussain and Lucy James play victim to the Nosulus Rift here or in the video at the top of this article.
"South Park: The Fractured But Whole is still a ways off from its December 6 release date, but from what I've seen so far, it's shaping up to be an RPG worth sinking your teeth into," Alexa Ray Corriea wrote. "If you don't mind the farts, that is.
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