How Seoul Unlocked The Metaverse For Everyone
The meteoric rise of Seoul’s VR gaming industry over the past few years has been nothing short of stunning. Not only has it revolutionised gaming, but it’s also made headway in the world of virtual reality. This bustling city can now claim to have unlocked the ‘metaverse’ – a world shaped and put together by its inhabitants.
What is the metaverse?
Simply put, the metaverse is a futuristic, shared virtual world – although ‘futuristic’ may not be the right word, since we’re already living in it. It consists of inter-connected virtual and augmented reality (AR) – imagine something like a giant, online social space, where friends can hang out and interact in a completely immersive environment.
How Seoul is making it accessible for everyone
Thanks to Seoul’s vibrant virtual gaming scene, the metaverse already feels as if it was always there, just waiting to be discovered. From the rise of cutting-edge VR arcades to the proliferation of real-world spaces being recreated inside VR, Seoul’s citizens aren’t in short supply of ways to experience the metaverse.
Furthermore, the city’s tech giants are creating tools to make the metaverse more accessible than ever before. For instance, Naver’s Line Friends VR is a mobile app that allows users to make unique avatars, customise them and inhabit their own personal environments. For gamers, experiences such as Cocomelon Jump Jam and Koding’s CrossVR give you the opportunity to play and interact with people from all over the world in a fully virtual world.
Living life in the ‘now-verse’
Seoul’s tech-savvy citizens aren’t just taking advantage of the metaverse for gaming, however. Thanks to its embrace of the latest in AR and VR technology, the city is becoming a place where people can find new ways to experience life – something they’ve lovingly dubbed the ‘now-verse’.
Imagine having a night out on the town without leaving the comfort of your own home? Or attending a seminar or conference in VR? Or even playing a game of basketball in a virtual court? It’s all made possible by Seoul’s tech-driven culture and it’s paving the way for people everywhere to unlock the power of virtual reality.
Whatever you’re looking for, Seoul has you covered
So, for those looking for an escape from the mundane, or just a chance to have some digital fun, Seoul is the perfect destination and it really does have something for everyone. Whether it’s immersive VR gaming, interactive AR experiences or simply chilling out in the metaverse with your mates, Seoul has you covered.
Why not come and see for yourself? Put on your VR headset and take a look around… the future is here!
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