orld renowned k-pop band BTS will hold their online concert 'BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E', next week which will feature innovative Augmented Reality and Extended Reality throughout the performance. 

The concert was originally scheduled for April, however, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic BTS was forced to reschedule the concert. To give their fans a meaningful experience, BTS created the ‘BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E’ concert will be the 'ONE' and only 'ONline Edition' concert performed by the band, which will be held in their home city Seoul and will be live-streamed globally on October 10th at 7 PM and 4 PM the following day.  This marks the latest collaborative effort between Big Hit Entertainment and Kiswe since “BANG BANG CON The Live”.

The band’s manager, Big Hit Entertainment, has reported that they are planning a new type of concert, which will utilise the latest innovations XR technology to enhance the sense of immersion for the audience, the concert will be showcased through Augmented Reality as well as extended Reality technologies which fans can enjoy in a clear high definition of HD or 4K. 

The concert will be full scale, the equivalent to their real life concerts. The k-pop sensation will perform for around two hours on a live broadcast. To enhance the experience and give BTS fans a more immersive experience, the content will be showcased through Augmented and Extended Reality. The concert will not only be more theatrical but it will also feature ‘Multiview Live Streaming' which will provide 6 angles on one screen. In turn, the fan can choose which screen angle they want to view.

When asked about the experience, Big Hit Entertainment stated: 

“We have prepared never-before-seen stages and various setlists for fans who must have felt disappointed by the cancellation of offline concerts due to COVID-19. Some songs will also be given variations across the two days. We hope you look forward to “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E”.

This isn’t the band's first digital concert,  BTS successfully held an online concert 'Bang Bang Con The Live' in June. 756,600 fans worldwide logged on and interacted with the k-pop sensation. Marking the biggest audience for a paid virtual concert, BTS has now shown new possibilities of virtual concerts in the age of COVID-19. BTS enjoyed great success in 2020 because of their latest single Dynamite and their new album BE (Deluxe Edition) will release on November 20. However, the album is now available for pre-order.

Oct 4, 2020
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