Oculus have just emailed with regards to a new content policy and it's ridiculous. Details here:https://developer.oculus.com/distribute/latest/concepts/publish-content-guidelines/
Here are some basic content standards that we apply to all apps and games. The following is not accepted in the Oculus Store:
- Pornography, including content for the purpose of sexual gratification.
- Excessively violent content (including but not limited to: torture, rape, child abuse, animal abuse, cannibalism, glorification of gore, and dismemberment).
- Hate speech, bullying, molestation, or harassment.
- Real-money gambling.
- Applications directed to children or users under the age of 13.
So if you're wanting to play a horror game or game with melee combat you won't see any dismemberment. Fucking ridiculous.
I can see horror game developers in particular abandoning the Oculus Store in favour of Steam if you can't have a few severed limbs here and there. And that's going to be a disaster for all Rift owners because we know how much of a clusterfuck SteamVR is for Rift owners since the Rift launched.
Dismemberment has been a part of video games since the 80s ffs.
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."
Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever