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6 Reasons South Korea is the Next Metaverse Hotbed

AR Insider

South Korea is known for many things, from smartphone innovation to K-Pop. We can now add the XR to that list. The country has become fertile ground, given a culture of innovation and rich gaming & entertainment industries. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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South Korea Is Building Its Own K-Pop Metaverse


Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard has highlighted the importance of gaming in the development of metaverse platforms and South Korea is uniquely well placed to become one of the world’s leaders in the metaverse,” said Rory Gopsill, Graduate Analyst at GlobalData’s Thematic Team. Horizon Worlds.


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DoubleMe to Make City-Scale Digital Twin of Buyeo, South Korea


Their next initiative, creating “the world’s first hologram city,” combines elements of both of these technologies to map a digital version of Buyeo, South Korea. They’re also behind HoloPortal Studio, an application for hologram motion capture.

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South Korea to Host Global Metaverse Conference

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, is set to host the Global Metaverse Conference and ASEAN-ROK Forum from 18-19 August, it was announced on Wednesday. Mun-Seob Jeong said in a statement, “Metaverse has expanded into VR, AR, and XR businesses, and is expected to grow by 40% year-on-year over the next decade.

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South Korea Asks App Stores to Abolish 'Play-To-Earn' Crypto Games

GizModo VR

Play-to-earn (P2E) games where users trade their playtime for crypto earnings are the latest trend to take the crypto community by storm, and the latest subject of a crackdown over in South Korea. Regional newswire Naver was first to report that South Korean authorities have asked Apple and Google to block these games’… Read more.

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South Korea Holds Off Imposing Maximum Social Distancing Measures As Cases Surge

GizModo VR

South Korea, one of the world’s leading examples for novel coronavirus containment, is struggling with a recent surge of thousands of infections of the virus. Some in the country are calling for a version of a tried-and-true solution practiced all around the world: restrictive social distancing measures. Read more.

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Light it up like dynamite: South Korea launches first lunar mission

Digital Trends

South Korea began its first mission to the moon this week with the launch of its Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) mission from Florida.