Metaverse Entertainment, a subsidiary of South Korean mobile game developer Netmarble, has announced the debut date for up-and-coming virtual meta girl group MAVE:.
The entertainment company announced MAVE on social media earlier this month: their debut single “Pandora’s Box” will be released on January 25. Their debut album will include title songs “Pandora” and “Wonderland (Idypia)”. With this, MAVE: is the first girl group to debut in 2023.
Metaverse Entertainment later revealed that the quartet would be made up of surreal AI (artificial intelligence)-generated members, introducing the girl group members — MARTY:, TYRA:, ZENA: and Xiao: — through group photos and “concept cards.”
Marty: Woman: Tyra: Small:
MAVE: coming soon#Stomach #maeve #MAKE_NEW_WAVE#Xiao #zena #tera #marty#Siwoo #jenna #tera #marty pic.twitter.com/53aAOiEacs
– MAVE: (MAVE) (@MAVE_official_) January 10, 2023
according to Korea JoongAng Ilbo, the group’s lore centers on members of MAVE: Emergency Landing on Earth in search of emotion. The agency also hinted that the colons and members’ names in the group were linked to the legend.
Beyond that, however, there’s a lot about MAVE:. While Metaverse Entertainment has since revealed that the group’s name was derived from the phrase “make new wave,” it’s unclear whether the members’ voices are also generated by artificial intelligence, or whether the group will How to host a live show or interact with fans.
In other news, aespa will premiere their first virtual reality (VR) concert at the 2023 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. According to AmazeVR, a VR concert production and distribution company, “aespa VR Concert at Kwangya” was selected for this March’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
According to the program description on the SXSW website, “aespa VR Concert at Kwangya” is a 20-minute concert set in Kwangya, an infinite, lawless virtual space that is legendary among K-pop institutions, especially aespa. Distinctive.