Ubisoft reveals fart-based VR device for South Park: The Fractured But Whole


You can close all the other tabs you have open, this is the weirdest thing you’ll find on the internet today. Ubisoft have just announced the Nosulus Rift, a wearable device that will literally fart in your face while you play their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

Yes, you read that correctly, and no, you aren’t going insane. This thing is designed to sit on your nose and blast ass clouds into your nostrils, and it’s coming to Gamescom in Cologne next week.

There’s even a promotional video detailing how the device deploys the gases, as well as how they crafted the perfect fart fragrance, or “Fartgrance” as they call it in the film. I bet that writer got to go home early that day.

Now before you all ask: yes, this is a real thing that exists, but no, it won’t be something available in stores come the December 6 launch of The Fractured But Whole. The fine print at the end of the above video states that the Nosulus Rift has been designed solely for the demonstrative purposes at exhibitions and not for general sale.

I reached out to Ubisoft for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication. However, contacting a multinational corporation enquiring about the details of their new, fart simulating technology is definitely going in the scrapbook of reasons why I love my job.

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