Valve removes VR game over nudity.
On November 25th ErosVR released a VR experience on Valves online store, Steam called Virtual Reality Girls. The experience allowed you to watch girls dance in VR space dressed in whatever outfit you chose. However, Virtual Reality Girls managed to stay on Steam for only 3 days as the game allowed you to completely remove the girl’s clothes and received multiple complaints.
ErosVR are quoted as saying “We do not agree with this because there are only dancing girls in this game. You can choose outfit for the girl or let her be naked but nothing more. There isn’t any sexual activities.”
This is not the first time a game has been pulled from Steam due to adult content. Back in July a non VR title House Party was removed due to the in game nudity. The game returned a week later with censorship bars and a fix from the developers to remove the new censorship. Steam seems to be ok with this and the game continues to be on sale at the time of this article. So at first glance you could be forgiven for thinking nudity is a no no on Steam, then you notice popular titles like Conan Exiles and Rust have full nudity and remain on Steam. Conan Exiles even has a manhood slider on character creation. To further confuse the issue there is one game on sale called Genital Jousting. I could not find any specific rules against nudity on the platform and remain perplexed why House party and Virtual Reality Girls were removed from Steam.
With age verification and clear signs when a game is not family friendly do we need Steam to police nudity? What are your thoughts on this? Reply via the comments below.