The manufacturers of a pioneering video game controller that doubles as a virtual reality male sex toy have pulled it off the market after being swamped by demand.
VirtuaDolls is a system which allows hi-tech heavy breathers to strap on a VR helmet, sleep with simulated women and be pleasured by a device which responds to on-screen eroticism.
This could, for instance, allow gamers to watch a cyber-siren twerking whilst the silicon sex toy pulsates in time with her every gyration.
So many men rushed to pre-order this device on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo that its designers were forced to “put the project on hold”.
In a series of tweets, the firm behind Virtuadolls admitted demand for their virtual vagina had been enormous.
Designed by the American company Eos, the VirtualDolls device is a “controller” which looks like a creepy silicon simulation of a woman’s safe space.
It invites “players” to get involved in sex games, where they carry out missions and are rewarded with a ending which is best described as “happy”.
VirtuaDolls ships with a title called Girls of Arcadia (pictured below) in which gamers have to save a damsel in distress.
If players can’t be bothered rescuing the woman, they can just jump to “sim mode” in which they simply choose a woman and sex begins before the first date is even mooted, let alone completed.
William Spracklin, Eos founder, said the gizmo was an “adult game controller where touch and feedback are taken to the next level”.
His Indiegogo campaign raised $7,000 out of its $20,000 goal in just five days.
In a promotional video backed by Beverly Hills Cop-style synth-pop music, the firm responsible for VirtuaDolls said it would “take adult gaming to the next level”.
It is designed to have “several innovative features which create a mindblowing experience”.
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These include a “programmable pressure gripper”, which can vary the tightness of its squeeze and a “stroke motion” with variable speed.
It uses sensors to detect the power of a man’s thrusts, which can then be used to control the onscreen action.
The device can be used along with VR helmets including the Oculus Rift.
However, it his promo video, Spracklin hinted that he didn’t currently have the right members of staff to “help create an amazing experience”, which could be why the product’s crowdfunding campaign has been postponed.
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On Reddit, one user had the following warning for anyone who was considering buying a VirtuaDoll.
“Sometime in the future some teen is going to be using this thing in conjunction with headphones and a VR headset,” he predicted.
“His mother is going to walk into the room and he’s going to have no idea she’s even there.
“She might not interrupt and he might be coming down for dinner none the wiser.”
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