Oculus Rift
A punter uses Oculus Rift's Crescent Bay prototype at CES 2015. We cannot confirm whether he's watching porno.Getty Images

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has revealed that his company won't block virtual reality pornography from making its way onto the Oculus Rift headset. Luckey made the comments at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in California (via Variety).

"The rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it, and that's a big deal," said Luckey.

Naturally porn was always going to figure into the impending virtual reality revolution, and its influence shouldn't be undermined. After all, when the adult entertainment industry sided with Sony's Blu-Ray that was one of the reasons the high-definition format war ended and Toshiba's HD DVD was resigned to the annals of history.

Others on the panel, including Samsung virtual reality VP Nick DiCarlo, VP of product management at Google Cardboard Clay Bavor, and Sixense CEO Amir Rubin, dodged the more controversial questions, which is why Luckey's comments stood out.

We recently tried our hand at VR porn (so to speak) and found it to be intensely creepy.

The Rift will be released to consumers in the first quarter of 2016, around the same time as Sony's competing Project Morpheus. HTC's Valve-supported Vive is targeting a late 2015 release while Samsung's Gear VR headset (which uses a Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as its screen) will be released in the US "by the end of this summer" according to DiCarlo.

Here you can read our rundown of all the major VR players.