Sony was once pitched a Kama Sutra video game
There are plenty of games on the marketplace in which the player is asked to their own contort bodies, to emulate dance moves. But why not sexual positions? Thing is, people are trying to make such things a reality, they just never get the okay first.
According to Eurogamer, Pete Smith, an executive Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, was once pitched a game based upon the Kama Sutra that would have relied upon their EyeToy peripheral. That’s the PlayStation 2 camera, for those who don’t recognize the name.
Smith says it was the weirdest thing ever: “This was a genuine pitch from a developer… Seriously, this was a genuine pitch.” As for how it worked: “So, the guy is going to me, ‘it’s like, so there’s an outline on the screen with the EyeToy…’ I’m like, I get it, yeah.”
He adds: “We were talking about it back at the office. Obviously we didn’t sign it and it never ever saw the light of day… How exactly would we QA it? You can imagine these two big hairy testers going, ‘No, you’re the bitch tonight.’”
But then he reveals how he wishes it had been green light, perhaps with a celebrity endorsement? Whatever the hell that’s supposed to me. Smith goes on to reiterate how insane the idea was once again. Man, what a crappy attitude. Again, peddling violence is great, but sex? Dear God no.
Also, given how the EyeToy was more or less a piece of useless plastic, it would have been in Sony’s benefit to actually try something a bit differently. At the end of the day, this Smith guy should be happy that he even still has a job.