LG U+ has signed a deal with cloud company Megazone and game developer Gala Lab to create a metaverse service tailored for university students.
LG U+ is aiming to roll it out “early next year,” according to a Thursday report.
The companies plan to offer the service through school websites rather than through downloaded apps, and include educational functions such as online classes, libraries and counseling.
The service is tailored to each school, with a special focus on security, so that only students and teachers can access it.
Gala Lab is a developer of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) such as Rappelz, Rappelz Mobile, Flyff, and Flyff Legacy. Megazone will provide cloud management expertise for services.
“We aim to lead the transformation of the educational landscape to serve millennials and Generation Z, who are digitally savvy and averse to time and place constraints,” LG U+ said in a press release.
Last year, LG partnered with U+ School, Shinhan Bank and Mammossix to create Snowverse, a metaverse campus of Sookmyung Women’s University.
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