Thirdverse Announces the Presentation of a New VR Title at TGS 2023. Also, the X8 University Invitational Tournament Will Be Held at the Pico Booth

We are pleased to announce that Thirdverse Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu) will participate in the "Tokyo Game Show 2023 (TGS2023)," which will be held at Makuhari Messe from September 21st (Thursday). At our booth, visitors will have the opportunity to experience our latest VR title ahead of anywhere else, featuring gripping action sequences, along with an unprecedented concept and world view. Additionally, we will host both an Esports tournament and a hands-on experience of our VR multiplayer hero shooter "X8," which is currently in early access (both the tournament and the gameplay session will be available only on the 24th). Detailed information about both booths will be announced at a later date.

VR Multiplayer Hero Shooter X8

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Players fight as unique Heroes with special abilities, activated through VR gestures, along with a variety of weapons. Divided into two teams of up to 5 players each, the attacking team sets up and detonates an explosive device called "Syphon" while the defending team fights to prevent it. Teams alternate between multiple rounds of offense and defense, each lasting 1 minute and 50 seconds.

Official Trailer:

X8 University Invitational Tournament

Ten Esports clubs from universities across Japan will compete in a tournament set in the VR multiplayer hero shooter game "X8." The final matches of the tournament will take place at the PICO booth of Tokyo Game Show 2023 on the last day of TGS, September 24th (Sunday). Additionally, a demo booth will be set up on the same day for everyone to join.

The participating teams:
1. Osaka Prefectural University Esports Club - OMU-GAMING
2. Otsuma Gakuin University Esports Club - EOS
3. Kanazawa University Esports Club - KUeST
4. University of Tsukuba Esports Club - FiO
5. Tokyo Institute of Technology Esports Club - A2Z
6. University of Tokyo Esports Club - UTes
7. Nagaoka Institute of Technology Esports Club - NUTe
8. Nagoya University ESports Club - Disboard
9. Nihon University Esports Club - Nihon Penguin
10. Waseda University Esports Club
(Japanese alphabetical order)

Event details
Event Date: September 24, 2023 (Sunday)
Booth Location: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall VR/AR Corner 09-E18
Organizer: Thirdverse Inc.
Sponsorship: PICO Technology Japan Inc., ASK Corporation.

X8 Early Access Version Overview

Supported Platforms: Meta Quest 2, PCVR
Early Access Start Date: May 19, 2023
Price: Free
Genre: VR Multiplayer Hero Shooter
Full Audio: English
Interface: Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
Players: Up to 10 (5vs5) (Online Only)

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About Thirdverse US Studio

Thirdverse US Studio is the game development studio of Thirdverse's US subsidiary. While its core members reside in the US, the rest of the team works remotely from 14 countries across 4 continents. The studio is composed of game creators with over 20 years of industry experience, including alumni of Xbox Game Studios' "InXile Entertainment."

About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd

Thirdverse is a company dedicated to the planning, development, and publishing of VR games, with two studios in Japan and the US, aiming to create a “new virtual world where a billion people can live.”

Location: KANDA SQUARE 11F WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu
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