‘VRChat’ bombed after anti-cheat announcement

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VRChat is bombarded with reviews after the introduction of Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) into the game on Steam.

The addition of the anti-cheat system to VRChat was announced in a developer blog on July 25th. The justification of VRChat team was as follows.

“Modified clients” are a big problem for VRChat in many ways. Maliciously modified clients allow users to attack and harass others, leading to a variety of moderation issues. Even seemingly innocuous modifications make VRChat difficult to support and develop, and make it impossible for VRChat creators to work within the expected, documented limits of VRChat.”

However, this did not go down well with the game’s community. Modding was a big part of that VRChat experience, although technically it is not allowed. Mods are currently used to fix the game’s poor performance and missing accessibility features like speech-to-text (via PC gamer).

Latest Steam Reviews for VRChat are currently at “mostly negative” as are thousands of negative reviews Floods of disaffected parishioners.

Such a negative review lists the negative results that EAC will cause VRChat. “What EAC will do for VRChat: Lower frame rates, increase instability, stop script kiddies, stop “healthy” mods, accessibility mods and quality of life mods, stop [GPU software] from improving your framerate…”

A user with almost 9,000 hours left a sarcastic positive review, stating that the in-game uninstall button works great. Another simply said, “Terrible developers, totally disconnected from the community and what they want.”

That VRChat The development team has yet to deal with the ongoing community backlash to their decision.

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