Sony Computer Entertainment executive producer Pete Smith says firm received, then rejected, a genuine pitch for a game based on Hindu sex text.
Sony received a genuine pitch for an EyeToy Kama Sutra game, but the firm swiftly rejected it, according to an interview Eurogamer had with Sony Computer Entertainment executive producer Pete Smith at the Develop conference yesterday.
"This was a genuine pitch from a developer," Smith said. "Seriously, this was a genuine pitch. 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."
Kama Sutra is an ancient Hindu text that details human sexuality, specifically sexual positions.
Smith said he and his colleagues conversed about the game, and quickly decided to reject it, but not before the team gave some thought as to how it might be tested.
"We were talking about it back at the office. Obviously we didn't sign it and it never ever saw the light of day. But we were going, 'How exactly would we QA it?'" he said. "You can imagine these two big hairy testers going, 'No, you're the b**** tonight.'"
Despite declining to publish the game, Smith said that part of him thought that it should have come to market.
"In one sense I think, god, I wish it would have been done," he said. "We could have maybe got some celebrity endorsements and stuff like that."
@Serious I'm pretty sure he was thinking along the lines of prison intimacy, wherein two men partake in sex with each other because no female is available, and the man on the receiving end is known as the "b**ch." Usually not by choice. ... Wait, why am I explaining this? Turn on a TV, there's bound to be at least 1 show or movie about prison on right about now.
"You can imagine these two big hairy testers going, 'No, you're the b**** tonight."
LMAO nice to know Sony has a sense of humor, even if it doesn't understand its core audience is adult men that would buy this game.
It's time for the game industry to grow up. This was a great idea and would have been a ton of fun for me and my girlfriend.
le sigh. It would have sold MILLIONS Not to mentions thousands of new consoles to people who hadn't condiered 'gaming' before!
I wonder if this game will have four players or just two..? Lol this would have been an awesome game for a date or when you have friends over.. My female friends that is. This game would have opened a whole new door to gaming
"you can be the B**** tonight?" This is the most offensive thing I have heard in a while, and I listened to the Cam Janssen interview! What on earth is wrong with Pete Smith? I'd fire him for that.
The QA part makes me giggle. Anyway so a sex theme based game is not okay but games that involve gun and violence are totally acceptable, fantastic.
@samantha_sneez yet here you are among us enjoying our company, you welcome
Which is why I was laughing my ass off, lil boy. Apparently, you have to spell it out to some peoples.
@samantha_sneez leave d little boy alone little girl lol
Oh, and it's not "your" in that context, it's "you're". Get your silly grammatical errors right before you attempt to lay insults on others, sweetie pie.
And I don't think you understood that it was in a playful context. You just want to be an immature jerk and start drama.
@samantha_sneez i honestly dont think you understood the comment at all. reality check, your just as lil' (at least mentally) as everyone here.
Should just release it for laughs. Sony could revolutionize sex ed in schools as well. They could offer online multiplayer lol or some sort of orgy party chat options lol. They cannot be sued either as sex is educational.
This may of failed but I remember hearing about something for kinect a while back and its sex whatever game. http://www.gamespot.com/news/kinect-sex-game-in-the-works-6285547
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@Venatorcruiser lol true casual and non gamers may kick ass in this game, I imagine females checking their boyfriends achivements in the game just to compare to real life
You'd like that, wouldn't you?!
@samantha_sneez :) you look female so i guess u rather it was wet than hard
maybe its just my perverted mind but this could have been the game that finally delivered the long prophesd PS3 year
Well wow, Who would want to do such a thing in the first place? Better yet who would even WANT such a game?
At first I thought it sounded kind of stupid. Then I imagined playing it with my girlfriend... could be some pretty erotic fun... and educational, too! Too bad...
@wing2k5 lol trophies...
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