|a game by||VRChat Inc.|
|Editor Rating:||10/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||VR Games, Anime Games, Funny Games|
Not too many games sell themselves on social factor alone, but VRChat has racked up over $15 million so far simply by offering people a virtual hangout to explore. VRChat uses virtual reality technology such as the Oculus to let people use 3D avatars in a realistic manner.
This alone might be sufficient to make VRChat a popular social platform, but VRChat has gone extra lengths to make it one of the best virtual hangouts of all time. This includes everything from a 3D editor that lets you hand sculp your avatar the way you see fit, to making it free to play.
VRChat is mainly meant as a place to socialize, but there’s plenty to keep you busy if one of the other 24,000 members aren’t online to chat. It also has dozens of mini-games to play. VRChat also offers sculpting, painting, and other activities you can do to keep you entertained while chatting with others. If you’ve ever played other VR Games like Rec Room, add outstanding graphics and improved audio, and they might hold a candle to VRChat’s powerful abilities. The game is so popular that Gucci even designed a sneaker exclusively for use by avatars in the game. It’s available nowhere else in the world.
While the 3D avatars are exceptional, the audio is also well done and worthy of note. Not only can you hear others clearly, but the game even has echoes where appropriate, and the sound adjusts so you can tell where people are at based on their sound.
This helps add a layer of realism to an already generous world packed with features. It’s truly amazing the level of detail put into a simple chatroom.
VRChat gets its money through an optional “Plus” membership. The membership is there to allow players to support the chat if they want to, giving them a supporter badge and other minor but unnecessary perks. It appears that while it is a completely optional choice with no punishment for going the free route, many of the players have decided that is just what they want to do. BRChat has made over $15 million so far and continues to grow.
The Purest Form of Escapism
VRChat has a unique niche in that it is escapism at its finest. Want to dive into a tub of goldfish with your friends? There’s an option for that. Meditate at a seaside retreat? It’s available. You’re as free to choose where you go as you are to choose your own body, and there’s something to be said for that.
Most of the game is a mish-mash of what ever you make up, from weird cartoon mixes to sweeping backdrops for your own imaginative play. What ever you imagine, chances are you can bring it to VRChat.
For what it is, you can’t get better than VRChat. There’s no other chatroom out there that lets you customize your avatar so completely, jump into ‘lets pretend’ play so freely, and bathe you in so many rich features for free. If you’ve been looking for some dumb fun to pass the time with your friends, VRChat is the perfect place to get up to mischief and have pure, unadulterated, fun.
- Free to play
- Unlimited customization
- Massive multiplayer
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP