One of the best things about human life is that it’s always open to new experiences. When you are allowed to be so accommodating, it ends up fuelling your growth big time, and therefore ushers you into a whole new reality. Now, talk about the real-world setting, we have clocked many milestones that were purely a by-product of this particular trait, but if we are being honest, none ever came close to technology’s level. Technology is such a clear winner here, as it’s the only creation that showed the capability to rebuild our identity from scratch, and once it did, things were never the same. Suddenly, all the obsolete ideas were gone from the human spectrum, giving us the space to adopt new methodologies. One methodology is going to be the concept of virtual reality. The virtual reality’s footprint has grown rather dramatically over the recent past, but by the looks of it, the trend still has a lot to offer. Spotify’s latest move does everything to back the stated claim up.
Spotify is officially the first ever music streaming brand to enter Roblox’s virtual world. Named as the Spotify Island, the company’s metaverse bid is made from a host of different elements, including interactive quests, artist merchandise, exclusive content, and more. According to certain reports, the island unsurprisingly sports all the Spotify colors. The users can explore and interact with it through walking, running, jumping, touching, and even picking up objects. Of course, it’s Spotify, so there has to be some music. Built around Soundtrack, one of Spotify’s audio creation tools, you can access the music setup through a play box located in the top right corner. Notably enough, the users can also bank upon this tool for creating their own music.
“The stage isn’t the typical artist broadcast to fan experience. We’re flipping the script and empowering players to be the creators and truly feel like they’re the artist performing,” said Abby Stewart, Director of Business Development at Spotify.
While the focus is to make the island more user-centric, there are ways through which you can rep up your favorite artists, with purchasing their special merchandise being the primary feature of the lot. As per Spotify’s official statement, artists will get to keep a portion of these merch sales, but the portion’s exact size remains unclear for now. Beyond that, the company is planning to bring new dimensions into the picture, and if available details are to be believed, a full-fledged K-Park is already poised to get the said ball rolling