Saudi Arabia launches 1st national cultural metaverse platform

The Saudi Ministry of Culture has launched the first national cultural metaverse platform in the world supported by the artificial intelligence system for Generative Media Intelligence (GMI).

The launch of the national initiative is in partnership with droppGroup and its World’s First ‘Phygital’ Metaverse using Hyper ledger Fabric 2.5 blockchain technology, which is represented by the Saudi Heritage Metaverse platform.

The platform offers a mix of cultural shows, performances and digital innovation powered by GMI technology, and hosts a dynamic digital environment that allows users to experience many activities and attractions “in real life” out of the celebration of the Kingdom’s Founding Day.

This includes engaging cultural attractions such as the History Walk, sectors dedicated to music, art, history, culinary arts, and crafts, as well as mini-video games. The Performance Center will also stream live events including the Founding Day Commencement Symphony Concert on the ministry’s Metaverse platform.

The Ministry of Culture’s Metaverse platform is a fully immersive, and web-based experience ready for Mobile XR, ensuring accessibility across a wide range of devices, whether through mobile phones, VR headsets, desktops and other digital devices, as the users are guaranteed a seamless entry into the Metaverse to embody the Ministry of Culture’s commitment to inclusivity, enabling a diverse global audience to explore and participate in the rich history of Saudi culture.

This experience enables millions from the Kingdom, and from all over the world, to experience Saudi events in the Metaverse, which represents a turning point in cultural participation, and this initiative represents a major leap in the future of cultural expression and participation.