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VRChat is a free-to-play multiplayer virtual reality social game in which players explore various virtual worlds using customized in-game avatars. In late 2017, the game was widely featured in livestreams on Twitch and gameplay videos on YouTube.


On January 26th, 2017, the VRChat YouTube channel released the first trailer for the game (shown below). On February 1st, VRChat was released on Steam[4] for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets.

Online Presence

On July 27th, 2014, the /r/VRchat[1] subreddit was created for discussions about the virtual reality game. On June 30th, 2015, the VRChat Wikia[3] was created. On Twitch,[2] the VRChat directory page accumulated more than 28,800 followers by late December 2017.


As of late December 2017, VRChat has accumulated a score of 87% positive on Steam out of a total of 1,600 user reviews.

On YouTube

On September 10th, 2017, YouTuber Twitch is my city uploaded a video titled "Cockblocked in VR," featuring footage of a blushing anime girl (shown below).

On October 26th, YouTuber PewDiePie released a video of himself playing VRChat (shown below, left). On November 22nd, PewDiePie uploaded a second VRChat gameplay footage video (shown below, right).

On December 21st, YouTuber Jameskii uploaded a video titled "VRChat in a nutshell," featuring a montage of humorous moments recorded in the game (shown below, left). On December 24th, YouTuber VideoGameDunkey uploaded a VRChat gameplay video, which gained over 1.8 million views and 4,100 comments within 72 hours (shown below, right).

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit โ€“ /r/VRChat

[2] Twitch โ€“ VRChat

[3] Wikia โ€“ VRChat Wikia

[4] Steam โ€“ VRChat

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