VR porn game Captain Hardcore is now on Oculus Quest—sort of (updated)

It's an early build, but it's promising so far.

Feb 25, 2020, 1:25 pm

Internet Culture

Ana Valens 

Ana Valens

Captain Hardcore Oculus Quest Porn

AntiZero (Fair Use) Ana Valens

Captain Hardcore is one of the most popular VR porn games available. Over 1,000 users have pledged approximately $9,000 per month to support the game’s Patreon. Now, the adult game is making the jump to another VR device: the Oculus Quest.

On Feb. 22, developer AntiZero shared a clip on Reddit revealing that an “experimental” Oculus Quest build of Captain Hardcore was available for Patreon subscribers. The prototype isn’t on the Oculus Store—fans must manually install the game, better known as “sideloading”—but it’s certainly playable and has many of the original game’s features. These include eight sex toys, functioning physics and animations, and, of course, a fully interactive model to touch and play with.

“To get it working I had to remove the hair and fluid physics, which means there’s less options compared to the PC version,” AntiZero wrote. “It wasn’t possible to use the same character skinning system as the PC version, so some parts of her body can look slightly off when bending her limbs, for example the ass/genitals area. This also affects clothing, which I had to remove. Hopefully I can find a solution to this!”

Patreon subscribers pledging $10 or more can download the experimental build from a patron-only post.

In Captain Hardcore, players serve as a space captain on a ship with an interactive “Cyber Masturbatorium” that lets players pose and play with highly detailed female characters. The game offers lifelike physics to dildos and butt plugs. The game’s experimental PC build even offers a giantess sex scene.

AntiZero revealed a Quest version was in development earlier this month. In that thread, the developer expressed interest in adding finger-tracking mechanics into Captain Hardcore once the feature is available for Unreal Engine 4 VR development. Additional Quest builds seem likely, too, given how AntiZero stated the prototype “took very little time away” from PC development.

Captain Hardcore’s successful Oculus Quest port is a promising sign for more than just the game’s future. At the moment, most VR porn titles are for PC only, so they must be accessed through a streaming program like Virtual Desktop or through a USB-C cable connection that activates Oculus Link. Porting games directly over to the Quest would let players without high-speed internet connections and powerful VR-ready PCs enjoy adult virtual reality titles wirelessly anywhere and at any time (within reason). In the meantime, AntiZero’s work is a good start.

Update 10:25am CT, Feb. 26: AntiZero told the Daily Dot that he didn’t originally plan on developing Quest support, but after receiving numerous requests, he decided to give it a try. Development for the Quest was on-and-off for several months and required a dedicated week in February for the prototype’s release.

“It won’t be possible to create an exact port of the PC version, but if I can fix the issues in the experimental build then there’s a possibility of a separate version in the future with more customization settings, toys, environments and scene saving and loading,” AntiZero told the Daily Dot.

Dominatrix Simulator developer Devilish Domina told the Daily Dot that the game’s fans have also been asking for a dedicated Quest version. Her team has since ordered a Quest and reached out to AntiZero for advice. “As for the technology, the biggest opportunity is taking porn with you wherever you go (or need to hide, as the case may be)!” she said. “It’s super encouraging for a future where we have visual virtual devices as powerful as the pocket computers we can’t live without (aka smart phones).”

Both developers bring up the same concern for Quest development: the Oculus store’s closed-garden approach. Despite the headset’s reasonable price and powerful hardware, Facebook’s approval process cuts off VR porn game developers from their audience. “There’s no chance of getting this content in the Oculus store, and I don’t think everyone will want to go to the effort of sideloading,” AntiZero said.

READ MORE:

Share this article
Last updated Feb 26, 2020, 10:29 am