Based in Taiwan, Virtual Reality headset maker HTC partners with Pixiv, a Japanese creator platform, to launch 3D avatars on the Metaverse. The 3D avatars will be created in Japanese anime-style and will be launched on VIVERSE, the company’s metaverse platform.
According to a press report, the partnership with Pixiv will rapidly increase the number of virtual characters on VIVERSE and meet the needs of users who prefer anime and manga styles.
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In March this year, HTC launched an open virtual platform known as VIVERSE. While in June, the company launched a metaverse phone, the company’s first known as Desire 22. The phone was a means to use VIVERSE.
Furthermore, in 2018, Pixiv launched VRoid, a 3D project that allows users to customize their characters in 3D. Pixiv, is a website of artists focused on manga and illustrations created in a Japanese style. According to the press release, the Pixiv website has more than 100 million artworks and 81 million users.