I’m a horror movie fan and found them to mostly be fun, immersive, and even a bit cathartic, but would not recommend VR horror for anyone who isn’t a fan of scary movies.Horror in virtual reality has already turned out to be a bit of a minefield for developers and brands: A paid attraction at California’s Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park called Fear VR was canceled after an outcry by mental health advocates because it had players escaping from a demonically possessed patient in a mental hospital.
Together with the game’s creator Jonathan Schenker, Stanton wrote an op-ed on Uploadvr.com, in which he expressed deep sorrow in regards to Belamire’s experience.
“The first thing I felt was that we had let someone down.
Many women have reported being groped in VR and some games seem to have been designed with groping in mind.
In Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, for example, users can poke and prod a buxom virtual woman who protests with exaggerated girlish giggles, according to a report from
We should have prevented this in the first place,” the developers wrote.
“How could we have overlooked something so obvious?“He chased me around, making grabbing and pinching motions near my chest.Emboldened, he even shoved his hand toward my virtual crotch and began rubbing,” Belamire wrote on Medium.Virtual reality allows users to enter an unreal world in order to escape their everyday problems.But as VR technology advances and proliferates, acts that would be crimes in the real world have crept in.Her avatar, like all other avatars in the game, was simply a disembodied, floating helmet and two hands clutching a bow.