Japanese videogame character Hatsune Miku has appeared in a couple of virtual reality (VR) titles over the past few years and this summer she’s going to return with her own world. Called Miku Land Gate, the virtual world will be a limited time event for Hatsune Miku fans.
Hosted on Virtual Cast, a live VR communication service which launched back in 2018, Miku Land Gate is essentially a Hatsune Miku themed amusement park designed Japan-based Takeru Shoji Architects; a firm which normally works on homes and shops.
Virtual Cast is downloadable for free on Steam supporting headsets including Oculus Rift and Valve Index. The PC version of Miku Land Gate will allow users to create their own avatar before heading inside the park. Then they can attend an opening/ending ceremony, interact with other visitors and purchase merchandise. These will be digital and physical products made exclusively for the event.
If you don’t have a PC VR headset then you can always join in via mobile. You’ll need Gugenka’s Holomodels smartphone app (available on iOS/Android) to participate plus the app will be selling a digital life-size Hatsune Miku figure.
As mentioned Miku Land Gate won’t be a permanent virtual attraction as it’ll only run for a couple of days from 8th – 10th August 2020.
Created by Crypton Future Media, Hatsune Miku has gained quite the following both in its native Japan and abroad thanks to the catchy music, anime style and interactive gameplay in titles like Hatsune Miku VR. For further VR updates on Hatsune Miku, keep reading VRFocus.