Deadmau5 Establishes Permanent Virtual Residency in Core

Although Fortnite and Roblox have been at the forefront of bringing music to the metaverse over the past few months, Core, a new user-generated gaming platform by Manticore Games, has thrown its hat in the ring with a new virtual music experience featuring electronic artist deadmau5.

In late August, it was announced that deadmau5 was developing an interactive experience exclusively for Core, and it officially launched this month. The experience, called Oberhasli, includes music, games, and other content curated by deadmau5 and allows fans to connect and socialize with each other.

The launch event on October 15th featured a live performance by deadmau5, but Oberhasli is a metaverse first in that the world and experience are ongoing past the one-off performance. It is intended to be “a place to visit again and again, with fresh music, games, and content,” according to a release, which is the obvious next step in musical metaverse experiences as artists continue to explore and experiment with the possibilities of digital worlds.

“We’ve seen virtual concerts in the past, but after making a splash, they fizzle out; there’s no shelf life to them,” said Joel Zimmerman, a.k.a. deadmau5, in a statement. “With Oberhasli, I want to create a permanent mainstay for the artists’ metaverse, regularly updating it over time, switching things up and keeping it cohesive with real-world news and ancillary events.”

“We think the Metaverse will be built by thousands of creators, game makers, and artists who can share unique interactive experiences with their audience and generate income from their work,” added Frederic Descamps, CEO and co-founder of Manticore Games. “Oberhasli isn’t a sponsored marketing stunt — it’s a persistent home for all things deadmau5 inside of Core.”

Currently, fans can listen to a sneak preview of deadmau5’s next single at the jukebox in Oberhasli, and although his live performances are over for now, visitors to the virtual world can still experience a replay every hour of the digital concert he played at the launch event. In addition, fans can complete an exclusive scavenger hunt to enter for a chance to win a Guest List for Life prize to deadmau5 concerts or a meet and greet with deadmau5 at one of his in-person shows.  

The experience is currently only available on PC, but the website notes that it will be coming soon to other platforms.