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IBT Article Looks at Porn’s Next Leap: VR Technology

IBT Article Looks at Porn’s Next Leap: VR Technology
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LOS ANGELES — The porn business is looking to virtual reality technology, like Oculus Rift, for its next boom, according to an International Business Times article published today.

The story delves deep into how the technology likely will supplant the current demand for 2D voyeuristic porn and how the adult biz is gearing up to offer the immersive VR experience.

“Virtual reality porn will make 2D porn obsolete,” said Alec Helmy, XBIZ founder and president, who explained that porn, as we know it, will seemingly disappear like the cassette tape.  

Helmy said that the future of adult is the joining of the virtual reality porn with haptics — technologies that add sense, touch and interactivity to the porn-viewing experience.

The International Business Times also quoted Brian Shuster, founder and CEO of Utherverse, who disclosed his company invested $40 million making Red Light Center 2.0, a 3D animated online sex club now compatible with Oculus Rift.

Utherverse, with its 25 million registered users, can be downloaded for free with monthly subscriptions priced at $20-$30.  

“As soon as the Oculus consumer version comes out, we’ll be ready. You’ll be able to do pole dancing, lap dancing, and full-on hardcore,” said Shuster, who noted that his company has done 3D scans of Tera Patrick and that the promise of interacting with an avatar of a recognizable porn star is in the works.

The incorporation of haptics technologies, which allow you to control things with your hands, also is coming soon, the story said.

The International Business Times quoted adult filmmaker Lee Roy Myers, a founder of WoodRocket.com who has spent the past year and a half filming virtual reality porn with specially rigged cameras.

“We’re at work on true VR 3D 4K porn. We’re ahead of systems to put it on Samsung and Oculus Rift,” Myers said.

He told the International Business Times that he hopes to shoot and release VR porn in March.

 “Especially in an environment of piracy,” Myers said, “people have been less willing to be innovative and make high-risk investments. Since sales are dropping in porn, people have stuck to the tried and tested. But VR isn’t just a novelty — it’s the future of adult entertainment."

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