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Disney is latest firm to announce metaverse plans

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If Walt Disney has his way, we’ll be heading to the metaverse. The home of Mickey Mouse and Princess Elsa has declared that it intends to join the metaverse alongside Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft.

The new tech concept, which combines the real and digital worlds to allow people to communicate digitally. Is becoming a multibillion-dollar obsession for Silicon Valley executives. Including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is betting his company’s future on it.

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And now Hollywood is taking notice, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Who announced on Wednesday that the corporation was planning to enter virtual reality.

“The Walt Disney Company has a long track record as an early adopter in the use of technology to enhance the entertainment experience,” Chapek said referring to Disney’s history of storytelling innovation. Which includes Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon and one of the first to feature synchronized sound.

Tilak Mandadi, Disney’s former senior vice president of digital, posted a LinkedIn article in 2020 about developing a theme park metaverse. In which the “real and digital worlds collide” via wearable devices and mobile phones.

The metaverse concept also includes augmented reality

The metaverse concept also incorporates augmented reality, in which digital aspects are put on top of reality. Such as the Pokémon Go game for mobile phones or Facebook’s recent smart eyewear collaboration with Ray-Ban.

“Our efforts to date are only a prologue to a time when we’ll be able to integrate the physical and digital worlds even more closely. Allowing for narrative without borders in our own Disney metaverse,” Chapek said during the company’s quarterly corporate results call.

On the results call, Chapek revealed no precise specifics about Disney’s plans, in keeping with a concept that is still in its early phases across the tech industry. In a subsequent interview with CNBC on Wednesday, he stated that the company’s Disney+ streaming service would be included.

In the interview, Chapek described it as a “three-dimensional canvas” that he envisions for new sorts of storytelling. Which might include a cast of characters ranging from Mickey Mouse to Snow White, Iron Man, and Luke Skywalker.

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The most notable proponent of the metaverse has been Mark Zuckerberg. His vision of the concept, which he presented last month. Additionally in conjunction with the announcement of Facebook’s corporate rebranding to Meta, is of avatars – or digital representations of individuals – interacting in the virtual environment by donning VR headsets (Meta owns the Oculus VR headset business).

His executives, such as PR head Nick Clegg and product boss Chris Cox, now hold weekly team meetings in the metaverse. Using the company’s Horizon Workrooms platform. However, the corporation has stated that a fully functional virtual world. In which friends may gather to try on clothes or attend pop concerts, is at least a decade away.

Microsoft’s Teams program, which includes video conferencing, is launching a metaverse for office workers. Teams users will be able to appear as avatars in online meetings starting in the first half of next year. With the option to appear as a cartoon in their portion of the screen. Once a month, 250 million people utilize Teams, giving Microsoft a significant influence over the corporate metaverse.

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Imperial: Operation Rio, an e-sport inspired game

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Electronic gaming tournaments were first organized as esports, and as they quickly gained popularity, they were transformed into a multi-million dollar industry. Every great club has a great sponsor, therefore in 2022 Imperial Esports collaborated with partners like Sportsbet.io and Gamdom.com to make a significant move that resulted in the most famous Brazilian CS:GO players.

The project Last Dance, which brought together legendary figures from the Counter-Strike world like Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Ricardo “boltz” Prass, Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo, Lincoln “fnx” Lau, and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, took place in Imperial this year. This marked a turning point for the community, which was thrilled at the prospect of watching world champions compete together once more. Currently, Marcelo “chelo” Cespedes, a player who joined as a reinforcement after Fnx transitioned to a coaching post, is a member of the squad.

The three organizations agreed to release a game with a CS:GO theme that was inspired by the team because of the project’s success and high level of publicity. That’s where Caleta Gaming, a Brazilian company that already collaborated with Sportsbet.io and Gamdom.com, comes in. Caleta Gaming is a creator and producer of online games. The game was created by Caleta’s staff, which collaborated with both businesses to make it available on its iGaming platform.

“Joining forces with electronic game heavyweights like Sportsbet.io, Gamdom.com, and Imperial is looking to attract discerning and savvy players,’ stated Junior Gonçalves, Product Leader at Caleta Gaming. These are the characteristics that Imperial incorporates into its style of play.”

Imperial: One of the top eSports teams in the world created Operation Rio for the general audience

Imperial: Operation Rio is a high-volatility slots game with a maximum payout of 15000 times the total bet that was created specifically for the squad and was inspired by CS:GO. Fans of Counter Strike are familiar with the game’s bonus feature, which awards players based on their decision about which boxes to open and distributes prizes in accordance with the team emblem or signature that is chosen.

According to Felippe Martins, CEO of Imperial Esports, “We are making history by developing the first exclusive and genuinely thematic game for an eSports company that we are aware of.”

Justin Le Brocque, Head of Marketing at Sportsbet.io, stated, “With the launch of the Imperial: Operation Rio slot, we pushed our cooperation with Imperial to another level, delivering a unique entertainment experience for our users. In addition, co-founder of Gamdom.com Felix R. stated, “Innovation is a Gamdom differential and we illustrate it with this new game.

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Hey Bear Club is a community-based NFT project

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Hey Bear Club is a utility-based nft that bridges the gap between the real world and the completely immersive virtual environment. It was inspired by a passion for art and fashion and aims to bring the two together.

Every bear is unique, and every holder will receive a VIP pass to the holders-only community, exclusive merch drops from well-known and up-and-coming designers, airdrops (for example, future nft drops will be sent to the holders), and first-hand experience with the hey bear club web3 activities.

The company’s goal is to cooperate with a wide variety of groups in addition to their existing stakeholder base, beginning with the community of designers and developers. This will be the platform where artists, graphic designers, fashion designers, and others working in the art and technology space can connect with one another, create together, and build for the holders of their tokens.

The design ideas of the company are meant to mirror their society in general

Although there are some that are more noticeable than others, this does not mean that there are not smaller groups or individuals. And despite the fact that they all dress up differently when they go out, the company wants its holders to have a good time, experience excitement, and go on an adventure as they make their way through the Hey Bear Club.

The gathering of the bears’ personal first aid kits is the initial adventure of the Hey Bear Club. The majority of the bears will be designed by the firm’s in-house team, but the company is also inviting individuals talented designers from all over the world to co-design some of the bears. These designers will contribute their own unique brand of creativity, ingenuity, and imagination to the hey bear club.

“We are a group of individuals who get our motivation from the worlds of art, fashion, and technology. In addition, we are on a mission to facilitate the personal development of others while including them in our exciting adventures. We bring decades of experience to the table in the fields of digital marketing, fashion, design, technology, cryptocurrency, art, and nfts.”

Twitter: twitter.com/_heybearclub_

Discord: discord.com/invite/heybearclub

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Bulgari presents its metaverse world

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On ZEPETO, the largest metaverse platform in Asia, the Italian luxury brand BVLGARI will launch a private virtual world for its customers. Beginning on the 31st of August in 2022, it will include a pop-up store known as “BVLGARI SUNSET IN JEJU” and offer guests a variety of offline and online activities.

The pop-up store and a café, both of which are physically located in Parnas Hotel Jeju, have been virtually recreated in BVLGARI ZEPETO World so that guests can enjoy themselves there even if they do not go to the actual place. BVLGARI ZEPETO World features the 2022 BVLGARI Resort Collection in Eden, which was inspired by the summer sky with hues of gold and warm apricot.

Guests can enjoy sweets and beverages at “BVLGARI SUNSET IN JEJU,” which is an embodiment of the identity of the brand

In particular, the virtual world has provided its inhabitants with a few more enjoyable options. For instance, when users finish a mission, they will be rewarded with items from the BVLGARI Resort Collection as well as signature accessory pieces, which they can use to outfit their avatars. Users are able to get a feel for the brand by dressing their avatars in classic pieces from collections like as B.zero1, Divas’ Dream, and Serpenti.

In addition, Blackpink Lisa, the brand’s worldwide ambassador, will hold a virtual live event, which is already generating a lot of attention. On the BVLGARI realm, her avatar will engage in a variety of interactive activities with the brand’s devoted followers, such as taking selfies.

Since its inception in August 2018, the metaverse platform ZEPETO, which is managed by Naver Z, has accumulated more than 320 million members all around the world. Since teens make up 80 percent of the platform’s user base, it is firmly establishing itself as a favorite hangout spot for generation Z across the world in this age of the metaverse.

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