Technology is developing more and more, and applications related to virtual reality are gradually appearing in our lives. Even now, instead of using Yahoo to make friends in all directions as in the 2000s, users can also create their own virtual worlds through the VR Chat app – something that is inherently considered virtual reality.”game healthy”, but recently, there have been many flaws, even drawn by fans behind the hidden veil of 18+.
VR technology is creeping into our daily lives
Therefore, recently, fans were shocked by the story of a researcher who disguised himself as a 13-year-old teenager to register an account and penetrate VR Chat. The app, which can be downloaded via Facebook’s Meta Quest VR app store, does not require age verification and is only limited to a minimum age of 13. Using a false identity, this researcher was quite shocked by what he witnessed and quickly shared the story on many forums and groups.
Instant login when logged into VR Chat
Thus, in a basic understanding, VR Chat is a place where we can go there to chat and make friends. This free multiplayer online virtual reality game allows players to communicate with other players in the form of 3D character mods and supports various popular VR headsets. The goal is good, but since they entered the “welcome gate”, most players were shocked by the suspicious “low light” application scene. And as it gets deeper, more and more people see VR Chat as an adult playground, which can be considered quite “toxic” to children.
The context is the same as “blind”
Gradually, the game progressed in a much “darker” direction. According to the researcher, with just a little practice, he easily came across player-specific terms, such as ERP for erotic role-playing, VSF for virtual sexual fantasy… These were even popularized in the VR Chat community.
Basically, many people expect VR Chat to be this good
But the reality is much different
This raises concerns about the “toxicity” of VR Chat, especially when the minimum age limit for participants is 13 years. VRChat said they are trying to make themselves a safe and welcoming place for everyone and hope things will improve in the future.