VR Headset Lets You Take Your Virtual Idol on a Virtual Date
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
A lightweight, virtual reality headset is bringing dating sims closer to the real world. Hobby company Megahouse is currently promoting its own virtual reality headset "BotsNew" which utilizes free downloadable content, a smartphone, and a headset to create a 3D environment.
Users download the videos into their smartphone and place the phone in the headset which uses proprietary lenses to create a three dimensional, 360 degree effect. The program is offering dating sims, including an official one starring female idol group Kamen Joshi. The content itself is user-submitted, so the sky's the limit on what kind of experiences the device can be used for.
The headset is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and retails for 2,760 yen (about US$23), significantly cheaper than the US$350 Oculus Rift. On the other hand, BotsNew isn't compatible with breast-grabbing or lap pillow accessories, yet.