Thrixxx has launched a new website VRSexKit.com in anticipation of their upcoming Virtual Reality (VR) sex product bundles.
With the new website Thrixxx is staking a claim on the future of interactive sex products. Thrixxx intends to cobble together a variety of off-the-shelf consumer technologies and offer it as a package for Virtual Reality sex applications. While not stated it seems clear that the products will work with the upcoming third generation of the Thrixxx 3D sex game software sold under their own 3D Sexvilla moniker as well as partner brands.
Thrixxx expects to be shipping the first products in 2014 but it isn't clear what that product will include. According to the press release some technologies Thrixxx has been experimenting with include Ziess 3D display glasses, Microsoft's Kinect, interactive version of FleshLight (VStroker) and Mindwave's Neorsky controller (EEG tracker). Looking closely at the demo video and website Thrixxx is also planning support for a Creative Labs (and other brands) gesture sensing camera, Oculus HMD, and speech recognition tech.
Thrixxx has mentioned a price point of between $1,000 - $1,500 for a full setup which seems to us like a hard sell. Of course, Thrixxx may not have any intentions to resell any of these products, instead focusing of simply making their interactive gaming software operate with the various devices. Another way to monetize hardware would be to sell drivers for the various devices as upgrades through their existing virtual sex shop.
One glaring omission we noticed was a lack of support for the RealTouch haptic motorized stroker. While seemingly a natural fit for VR Sex there could be technical and/or commercial reasons why no progress has been made between Thrixxx and AEBN. For one thing the RealTouch competes directly with the VStroker which Thrixxx already sells. Hopefully any issues will be resolved and the RealTouch will be integrated come the 2014 launch.
In somewhat of a first reveal, Thrixxx has a second video up on the new site demoing their upcoming 3DGoGo2 virtual stripper software working with the Oculus Rift.
Thrixxx also announced in the press release that they would be launching their new 3D Sex Chat Client within a few weeks. We first heard about this at AVN 2012 but were sworn to secrecy. Again, no word on whether this will be a standalone product or integrated with 3D Sexvilla.
Thrixxx has a lot of great products coming out, at some point, hopefully soon! We've been looking forward to the next major updates for 3D Sexvilla and 3DGoGo for a few years now. It's still not clear exactly how or when these will be released or if the freemium pricing model will continue as is. One thing is certain; the new sex games will be fantastic and the future is indeed bright for Thrixxx.
Links: VRSexKit | XBiz Press Release | 3D SexVilla 2