Oculus creator Palmer Luckey says he has made a new virtual reality headset that will actually kill you if you die in a game.

Iran PressAmerica: The man credited with bringing virtual reality back to mainstream attention claims to have created a headset that can kill you.

Palmer Luckey says the NerveGear device has been designed so that if someone dies within the game or experience they are using it for, they would die in real life as well.

The 30-year-old, who sold his VR company Oculus to Facebook for $2bn back in 2014, paving the way for the company to pivot to the technology and rebrand as Meta, explained the concept "has always fascinated [him]."

"You instantly raise the stakes to the maximum level and force people to fundamentally rethink how they interact with the virtual world and the players inside it," he wrote on a blog post.

"Pumped up graphics might make a game look more real, but only the threat of serious consequences can make a game feel real to you and every other person in the game."

In what sounds like a back-of-the-box feature in the making, Luckey said the headset comes equipped with three explosive charge modules positioned above the visor.

They can be programmed to trigger upon death inside a VR experience, "instantly destroying the brain of the user."


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