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Virtual reality porn already exists, and Oculus isn't interested in stopping it

The Oculus Rift now has a release window, and we know the sort of system players will need to get the most out of the hardware. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has also repeated the fact that the system will remain open, which means anyone can release and run content on the device.

The answer came when asked about the possibility of virtual reality pornography at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference.

"The rift is an open platform," Luckey stated, as reported by Variety. "We don’t control what software can run on it, and that’s a big deal."

Oculus' Nate Mitchell told us an open Rift was "currently the plan" when we asked the same question in December of last year and, while this means that adult entertainment will find its way to do the device, it also means interesting experiments and fun pop culture projects will be released for the device that may not have made it to release if the store were closed.

You can already find pornographic virtual reality content online, and there is likely more coming as retail hardware is released. Keeping an open, welcoming ecosystem for tinkerers and hobbyists has long been beneficial to Oculus, and with that open system comes content some people may be uncomfortable with.

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