ONLINE portal Globe Virtual Hangouts launched its metaverse platform on Aug. 7, 2022 as it continues to evolve and reinvent itself to give customers of the recent generation more ways to express themselves in the digital sphere.
This platform, the first of its kind in the Philippines, is expected to launch in the second half of 2022, complete with phygital experiences, or using technology to bridge the digital world with the physical world, with the purpose of providing unique interactive experiences which, in turn, will be hosted by Globe Prepaid.
Globe VH assures that this metaverse promises unique interactive activities that visitors can explore, as users can create their avatar and chat and do video calls with their fellow users while inside the portal.
“The youth today is so used to navigating the internet and that will be their expectation when they interact with brands in the future. We are excited to step into the future when we transform Globe VH into a metaverse for our passion-filled Gen Z’s and other prepaid customers,” said Eric Tanbauco, Globe mobile prepaid business vice president.
Globe VH was conceived in 2020 with a purpose of allowing Generation Z’s to hang out with each other, while showcasing their passions.
Earlier this year, it launched the Passion Portal on Jan. 26, 2022 where customers got to turn their passion into a profession through Globe Prepaid’s Virtual Hangouts Masterclasses. There were various pillars catering to different passions of Generation Zs, namely for music, film, marketing and finance, e-sports and Korean culture.
“In Globe, we are committed to bringing a lot of firsts to our customers. Hopefully, with the launch of this platform, this will be the beginning where we will be able to bring the best out of a 5G (fifth-generation) network through these virtualized experiences,” Ernest Cu, Globe president and chief executive officer, said.