ErosVR’s Virtual Reality Girls was removed from Steam quite recently. It only launched on November 25th, 2017 but Cog Connected is reporting that the uncensored private dance VR title was removed on November 28th, 2017. It only lasted three days on the Steam store before being pulled.
In fact, according to a cache of the game’s now removed store page, Virtual Reality Girls was taken off the storefront before it even finished its first-week 20% discount sale. It was originally available for $11.99.
Cog Connected is reporting that ErosVR was angered over the removal, stating…
“We do not agree with this because there are only dancing girls in this game. You can chose outfit for the girl or let her be naked but nothing more. There isn’t any sexual activities.”
The game wasn’t much of a game. It featured three different girls, three different locations, and a handful of erotic dances. The Not Safe For Work launch trailer features a censored version of the dances. In the full game there is no pixelation.
You didn’t actually play the game and you couldn’t do anything other than rotate the girls and play or stop the animations. Beyond that the biggest selling point was that you could play with one controller.
The report indicates that it was likely removed from Steam due to complaints. Some threads are still visible in the discussion board where a few prudes angrily spurn the game with their comments, with one user writing…
“If you want porn VR then go to porn VR websites, what I don’t understand is why steam doesn’t have a special section for this stuff. There’s kids on here! Steam is really going downhill IMO when it comes to offering family safe content. How do we protest this? “
That comment was made back on November 25th, 2017… right when the game launched.
While some users told the OP to be a parent and stop pawning off their responsibilities onto companies, others chimed in to agree with the OP, stating that companies are selling smut and porn to kids. There’s plenty of push back in the forms, but it’s likely that the more conservative users won out by complaining to Valve.
A similar thing happened with Strangers in a Strange Land and House Party earlier this year, when Christians complained that Valve was selling pornography to 30 million children. Valve was quick to make some alterations to the store by removing plenty of sexy-time games from their offerings, and even going so far as to enforce their terms of service by prohibiting developers from distributing uncensored mods and uncensored patches on the Steam store. Valve cleaned up the store front, the discussions and even the screenshot sections in hopes of avoiding having their digital ecosystem penetrated by the balled fist of the law.
Even without actual sexual content, a lot of games that have very little interactivity other than nudity or sexually themed material are no longer allowed on Steam.
Unfortunately, right now, there’s no way to get your hands on a game like Virtual Reality Girls unless a site like Nutaku begins stocking VR titles.
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