After raising around $7.5 million in venture capital, Stageverse is finally making its debut as a new social VR platform where VR users can meet, connect, and enjoy memorable experiences together.
To create social media buzz, the platform has joined forces with the English rock band Muse. Together, they’re making a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert available for free to everyone who downloads the Stageverse app for Oculus Quest, iOS, and Android.
“Simulation Theory has always been about creating experiences that redefine the human role in programming and technology,” said Muse frontman and co-founder Matt Bellamy. “We can’t wait for our fans to be able to truly immerse themselves in our Simulation Theory world and take full advantage of everything that the Stageverse experience will offer.”
The concert was recorded at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, and all Stageverse users can now enjoy it with 360 degrees of freedom from 16 different viewpoints. Using the Party System, multiple users can experience the concert together in real-time, regardless of where they’re physically located.
The concert starts every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7 PM ET, and there’s an on-demand preview that can be played at any time.
To enjoy the concert even more, all attendees can dress their avatars in outfits created in collaboration with Muse and Balmain, a Parisian fashion house. The outfits are available for free for a limited time. In the future, Stageverse has plans to sell more similar outfits as NFTs through a dedicated marketplace.
Even though the Muse: Simulation Theory concert has been available only since September 21st, Stageverse is already planning to launch an immersive art exhibit by visual artist Shantell Martin this October, giving its users more VR content to enjoy.