Oculus Reverses Position, Will Block Pornography on Oculus Rift VR Headset

In May, Breitbart reported that adult content would not be blocked from the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset, but Oculus has recently announced that pornography will not be allowed on its device.

Whether or not violent content will still be permitted has not been addressed.

An Oculus spokesperson said that “Oculus only distributes developer content that meets their terms of service, which forbid pornographic content from being a part of the Oculus Store.” This statement contradicts founder Palmer Luckey’s earlier assertion that “the Rift is an open platform. We don’t control what software can run on it… and that’s a big deal.”

When asked about violent content, the company responded, “Oculus only distributes developer content that meets their terms of service, but they aren’t open to discuss what those terms are at this time.” Since violence is a critical feature of many bestselling video games such as the Grand Theft Auto franchise, gamers have reason to worry about how Oculus regulates the content.

While this new restriction affects content available on the Oculus app store, users can still download unregulated material via third parties.

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