‘Swords of Gargantua’ Creators Thirdverse Secures $8.5M Funding for More VR Games – Road to VR

Thirdverse, the Tokyo-based VR sport studio behind Swords of Gargantua (2019) and upcoming shooter Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds, introduced that it’s secured $eight.5 million in funding, one thing the corporate says will enable them to develop and make extra VR video games.

The Sequence A funding spherical was led by JAFCO with participation from Presence Capital, Sisu Ventures, and Incubate Fund.

Initially based in 2016 as Yomuneco, and later this yr rebranded to Thirdverse, the studio has been concerned on each the event and writer facet of the VR trade. As Yomuneco, the studio has developed SteamVR puzzle sport Enigma Sphere: Enhanced Version (2017) and multiplayer sword-fighting sport Swords of Gargantua. 

Now as Thirdverse, the studio can also be taking over the function as writer of inXile Leisure’s group shooter Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds, which is ready to launch in 2020 for SteamVR headsets. The corporate says the latest title change to Thirdverse was to “higher align with its mission to create a ‘Third Place’ within the digital metaverse.”

“Over the previous yr, our lively consumer base grew with the rise of gadget penetration within the international market,” says co-founder of Thirdverse Masaru “Nogi” Ohnogi. “I strongly imagine that the market is lastly prepared and that is the suitable time to develop our startup. We’re actually excited to launch extra immersive VR video games sooner or later.”

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