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Why VTubers are the first live entertainers of the Metaverse

Posted by
Dom
November 27, 2021

Straight from Wikipedia, a VTuber, or virtual YouTuber, is an online entertainer who uses a virtual avatar generated using computer graphics and real-time motion capture software or technology. A digital trend that originated in Japan in the mid-2010s and since the early-2020s has become an international online phenomenon,[1] a majority of VTubers are Japanese-speaking YouTubers or live streamers who use anime-inspired avatar designs.

Today VTubers mainly show up as 2D animated characters on Twitch and YouTube streams. By hiding their real identity through the use of an avatar they can literally be anyone they want.

Millions of people already spend a big portion of their lives as avatars in virtual worlds such as video games and virtual spaces, also named as the Metaverse. 3D avatars are our new online identities here.

As VTubers already use an avatar for their live streames, it's more than obvious that the Metaverse will become the perfect place for VTubers to stream and engage with their audiences in entirely new ways.

Therefore we think VTubers are the first live entertainers of the Metaverse, leading the way for the entire live entertainment industry to bring their shows to the Metaverse eventually.

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