Japan’s Thirdverse raises $8.1M to focus on developing VR and blockchain game titles

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Tokyo-based game developer Thirdverse announced on Thursday that it has secured approximately 1.2 billion yen (about $8.1 million US) in its latest round.

B Dash Ventures, Shinsei Corporate Investment, Now, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Thirdverse CEO Hironao Kunimitsu participated in this round.

For the company, this follows a 2 billion yen ($13.5 million) funding back in November of 2022, and brought their funding sum to date to 5.7 billion yen ($38.5 million).

Thirverse uses the funds to more focus on developing and global marketing of its latest VR titles X8 and Soul Covenant.

X8 has achieved 180,000 downloads since its official launch on the Meta Quest and Steam stores, and has hosted three VR e-sports events; Its PlayStation VR2 and PICO versions will be announced soon.

Recently announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2023, Soul Covenant is also scheduled to release in early 2024. The company plans to continue developing new VR game projects and hiring development teams.

Via PR Times