Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, a video game by Japanese company Koei Tecmo, was no doubt one of the most controversial video games released in 2016. Actually, the game was only released in eastern countries like Japan and never made it to the West, as Koei Tecmo’s game caused something of an uproar due to its unashamedly sexist content.
This is because Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 mostly involves peeking at gorgeously rendered girls in bikinis, and playing some OK mini-games like roulette and a not-that-boring game of volleyball, although the game also features some ludicrous mini-games like one in which two girls fight with their butts, attempting to push each other into a pool…
The game also features microtransactions, letting gamers buy even more revealing outfits for the game’s cast of girls, which are admittedly gorgeously rendered, even if they are reduced to the status of sex objects in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.
Despite the controversy though, and the fact that the game has yet to see a release in the West, the game’s developer has now revealed that it has added VR support to the game as reported on Kotaku, with the corresponding update being free until February 28 and becoming a paid update from that date onwards.
So this means that devotees of Koei Tecmo’s will now get a chance to play the game using virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, which will no doubt be a tempting proposition for many and will likely help make Dead or Alive Xtreme even more popular in Asia, where this sort of game appears to be in demand despite its sexist content. Of course, it is unlikely many gamers in the West will miss playing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 as it simply isn’t a good game, but here’s hoping Asian audiences enjoy the new VR support offered by the game anyway.