The magnificent art of using word play, opinions, exaggeration, irony, sarcasm, and other comedic themes to have fun with your friends in VR.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (111) - 80% of the 111 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 15, 2023

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as ignored

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our aim is for Banter to become the number one destination for socialising in VR:

- To provide a seamless cross platform experience between PCVR and standalone.
- To build support for the latest technologies including body, face, lip and eye tracking.
- To grow a community around events, content creation and world building.
- To develop tools for streamers and content creators to be able to leverage Banter for professional recording/live streaming.
- To leverage existing tools along with the power of the open web to allow for gamified and connected experiences. We want to delight and engage our users with high replayability potential.
- To build some of the most technically impressive first party content with a strong focus on performance and optimisation.
- To work with our community, to collaborate and build together.
- To support our users, listen to their feedback and implement the popular features that they all want. Taking suggestions in every way possible through our discord ( over 3k members ), facebook, twitter and our steam community.
- To work towards interoperability with other apps in the space, to build the metaverse.

Our early access will allow us to build a community around our spaces and creators while constantly improving the user experience, adding support for more headsets and controllers and improving the tools that give creators the freedom to build their own worlds.

We are pumped!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately one year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Over the course of Early Access, just some of the things we plan to add include:
- More "flagship" spaces; that is, premium experiences created by the Banter development team
- Improved support for game creation, and launching our own game spaces: shooters, football, tag - anything is possible!
- Support for more VR headsets and controllers
- Improved creator tools - if we can build it in our flagship spaces, you can build it too!
- Streamlining of support for 2D players including an "easy" control mode for KBM and joypad to go alongside our current "simulated hands" controls
- Constant improvements to the user experience/UI”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At launch, we have three of our own flagship spaces that users can explore with their friends and complete strangers: The Backrooms, Slipstream Island, and Winter Sports Resort

We launch with support for OpenXR headsets and controllers including first-class support for Index, Vive and Quest/Touch. If you don't have a VR headset, you can launch in 2D mode and join in the fun, but some of the more complex physics-based motion such as gestures and climbing will currently be difficult.

The User Interface is functional if a little clunky, but we think it's fine to use for now.

As a creator, you can already build your own spaces using AFrame and Unity, and we have basic documentation and examples available for that.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, Banter is likely to remain free.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We mostly coordinate with our community on Discord, but we will have some presence on the Steam forums too. We love our community and embrace creators and community-run events!”
Read more
VR Supported

Play Banter

See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game

Welcome to the wonderful world(s) of Banter VR. The physics-based social app where we enthusiastically encourage you to flex the magnificent art of wordplay, exaggeration, irony, sarcasm, and more while you have fun with your pals in VR.

Portal across the Bantaverse—a wide range of wacky worlds filled with… a whole bunch of weird sh*t, to be honest. From a winter wonderland packed with mini-games (and a giant snowman with no shame), to the ISS chock full of no gravity to float about in, our glorious suite of spicy spaces provides the perfect backdrop for your majestic Bantering.

Reality is overrated

We built Banter to get people connecting in VR and having a total blast while they do it. Our community is growing every day, with regular events in the calendar to keep the banter flowing. Invite your friends, create groups you control—and even build your own worlds to share (or keep hush-hush) at your leisure.

That’s right—we’ve got a comprehensive toolkit built into the back end to help you get creative. Unity, Blender, A-Frame, and more, pick your poison and let the good times roll.

(And you can find all the tips, tricks, and relevant info for creating in Banter right here.)

Bring on the Banter

* An ever-expanding Bantaverse filled to the brim with wacky worlds

* BoneLab-inspired physics engine for immersive exploration

* Fully customizable ReadyPlayerMe avatars—with legs!

* Crystal clear spatial audio to stay in on the banter (or mute yourself out)

* A fully curatable friends list—Banter is better together

* The chance to create—build your own worlds using Unity, Blender, A-Frame, and more

* A regular schedule of events to showcase Banter’s very best

* A welcoming community full of friendly and funky folks to banter with

* It’s totally free to join the banter—and always will be

Get Banter today, and get ready for the next level of hanging out.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • VR Support: OpenXR, requires motion controllers
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • VR Support: OpenXR, requires motion controllers

Customer reviews

Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Filter reviews by the user's playtime when the review was written:

No minimum to No maximum
Display As:
Show graph
Hide graph
Excluding Off-topic Review Activity
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...