‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ And Its VR Fart Tech

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chris-littlechild - August 16, 2016

  South Park isn’t known for embracing the high brow side of life. You won’t see Cartman and co. discussing the teachings of the ancient philosophers, or drinking tea with their pinkies out. Down South Park way, you’ve got Saddam Hussein taking Satan roughly from behind, and Stan’s dad carrying his massive balls around in a wheelbarrow.  

It’s juvenile, it’s offensive, and it’s toilet humor-amundo. Which, natch, is why we love it. If anyone was going to come up with a dumbassily immature yet brilliant way to utilize VR gaming tech, then, it was going to be the South Park: The Fractured but Whole publishers at Ubisoft.

And so, we’ve arrived at the pinnacle of human achievement: Smell-o-vision via ‘Nosulus Rift,’ which allows you to smell characters’ in-game farts through the headgear. Does it get any better than this? You bet your ass it doesn’t.

The protagonist of But Whole (I see what they did there, and I approve of it), New Kid, has all kinds of fart-based powers. With the Nosulus Rift, an actual real device that exists, you’ll be able to smell each flatulent burst for real. If, y’know, that’s something you’ve always felt was missing from your life.

If so, you’d better get down to Gamecom. As Den of Geek reports, ‘it doesn't seem that the company is necessarily serious about releasing this device as a retail product. Instead, it appears its primary purpose will be to tempt curious visitors to Gamescom 2016 into making an unfortunate demo decision.’ 

And now, an ogle at the tech in action:

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