05/11/23

👗 Digital Fashion Becomes (Un)Real

Jay Peters reporting Epic Games invested in a digital fashion company:

“Bringing high-quality digital fashion into real-time virtual worlds is complex and can be a creative barrier for digital fashion creators,” Kim Libreri, Epic’s CTO, said in a statement. “It is exciting to see how CLO Virtual Fashion’s solutions work with Unreal Engine to help designers across industries make life-like digital fashion garments.”

Despite all the talk about the metaverse being dead (which is certainly true for Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitions), platforms like Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft are doing just fine, thank you very much.

It looks like Epic Games, the company behind the tools powering many high-end games and online worlds, is adding more tools to its world-building toolkit. Keep an eye on this space!