Hi Duders, The above link is to a short IGN article about an erotic adventure game for the oculus rift. What do we think about this here at Giantbomb? Personally I think its an embarrassing headline for the games industry. I recognise that the crossover between "gamer" and "horny fucking bastard" is probably quite large but It is a shame that when our industry has so many things to get excited about something like this rears it's ugly head.
Sex sells, everyone knows and the internet lives off it, so something like this is inevitable but this particular quote is infuriating, "veteran game designers who worked on the likes of Rage, the Call of Duty series, Lost Planet, Madden and Planetside 2 are working on an "Erotic Adventure" game for Oculus Rift." Whatever your views on said games, why are talented and experienced developers wasting their time on making a cheap thrill? We have the Wii U, the PS4, the Xbox One and the potential behind the Oculus rift itself! It is a shame that such talent is going to waste.
EDIT: I've replied to a few people in a comment below but I don't think many people have seen it. So I've put it here as well.
wow didn't expect such a strong reaction from so many! Although from most people's replies I think I was not clear about why I was frustrated. Whilst I have no problem with eroticism in whatever form I do consider it to be "easy" in that it's designed to titillate and little more. I was frustrated that a group of developers who have made well known titles were making this game when they could be coming up with really interesting story/gameplay ideas.
This duder: @winternet: made a really good reply by saying that "a) veteran game designers doesn't mean good game designers" and I cant disagree with him.
And in response to the arguments about sex in video games (summed up best by @jouseldelka) "the problem is people like you who perpetuate this ridiculous belief that sexuality is disgraceful and exclusive to gamers and 'nerds.'" - I repeat, In no way do I think that sexuality is disgraceful or exclusive to gamers and nerd, buts I do think it's an easy medium and a waste of talent for an experienced developer to spend time working on.
I'd be interested to hear an argument that Sex games serve a purpose beyond "boobs" and that we should get more talented game devs on them! Some duder below posted about a spy game where you have to seduce your targets or whatever to get info, I think that would be awesome because it's got a point beyond "look tits".