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Oculus won't block VR porn on the Oculus Rift

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In what I think we can all agree is good news for everyone, everywhere, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has indicated that the company will not block adult content—which is to say, porn—on the Oculus Rift headset.

The question, documented by Variety, came up at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference, where Luckey was asked about whether Oculus planned to block access to adult content or apps on its VR headset. "The Rift is an open platform. We don’t control what software can run on it," he said. "And that’s a big deal."

As VentureBeat notes, Oculus itself won't be providing access to such content, if for no other reason than because it's owned by Facebook, which is famously uptight about any display of the naughty bits. But in much the same way that X-rated material has found its way to Android devices (or so I've heard), adult content creators who can come up with non-official channels of distribution will apparently have a green light to do so.

There's still no word on when the Oculus Rift will be released to the public, but the recommended system requirements were revealed last week.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.