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Metaburst Episode 25 - October 24th, 2023

The developments across the metaverse keep evolving in impressive ways. In this blog post, we'll dive into three exciting updates that have recently caught our attention. From Roblox’ arrival on PlayStation, to an AI World Fair on Decentraland, and lastly, updates to Fortnite’s Creator economy. There’s no shortage of news in the great wide immersive web!

Roblox’ First Week on PlayStation

Roblox made its debut on Playstation last week and the numbers show it was a resounding success. Based on analytics collected by Circana, Roblox placed third among titles played at least once that week. Fortnite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took the top spots on the chart. This news isn’t too surprising, considering the game already attracts 65 million players a day across other platforms. At this stage, the only platform Roblox is not available on is the Nintendo Switch. While CEO Dave Baszuki hasn’t announced immediate plans to do so, he’s alluded to it being on the horizon.

AI World Fair on Decentraland

More festivals and conferences are taking place in the metaverse these days. Online sandbox platform Decentraland is taking advantage of this capability by hosting the AI World Fair. This three-day event will host panels and conversations with companies like NVIDIA, SingularityNET and Rainbird. They plan on covering topics ranging from the positive and negative aspects of AI technology, the future possibilities and potential pitfalls. It wouldn’t be a virtual fair in the metaverse without adding gamified experiences, and Decentraland has built those throughout the event. Be sure to check it out for yourself from October 25-27.

Updates to Fortnite’s Creator Program

In March, Fortnite began rewarding creators for popular experiences that retain players. The developer, Epic Games, just announced an update to their metrics. Previously, creators could be rewarded for player popularity, time played and player retention. Now creators can earn when players spend V-bucks the week before or after engaging with their island. This metric will go into effect on November 1st, so if you’re looking for motivation to start creating on Fortnite, now is your chance.

The theme of this week’s stories seems to be growth and expansion. Where Roblox is becoming more widely available on consoles like PlayStation, Fortnite is enticing more creators by expanding its reward metrics. Meanwhile, events like the AI World Fair are encouraging conversations about the future of technology within the growing space of the metaverse. So be sure to come back next week for more developing stories!


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