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Oculus VR won't block porn content aimed at Oculus Rift owners

Yay! Pr0n won't be nixed by Oculus VR
By: Michael Hatamoto | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: May 19, 2015 9:04 pm

Rejoice! Oculus VR won't block pornography on the Rift virtual reality headset, in a change of pace from Facebook's typical stance on adult-themed content shared through the social networking website.

 

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"The [Oculus] Rift is an open platform," said Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR, while speaking during a tech conference in Silicon Valley. "We don't control what software can run on it." It was an open and honest answer from Luckey, as panelists representing other companies with VR hardware carefully tried to dodge similar questions.

 

Even so, Facebook will still have full control of all apps and software available in the Oculus Store - but won't block third-party apps that provide porn. The decision means adult entertainment producers can create their own channels to release Rift-based porn apps if they choose to do so.

 

The consumer edition of the Oculus Rift is set for release during Q1 2016, available to PC users before Mac and Linux.

NEWS SOURCES:Variety.com, Static.guim.co.uk

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