The Universe fandom app from global game developer and publisher NCSoft has been upgraded with user convenience, personalized designs and performance.

Universe is available for iOS and Android in 233 countries around the world. It has more than 21 million downloads, with nearly 90 percent of those downloads coming from outside of South Korea.

This year’s performers at Uni-Kon concert in Seoul (NCSoft)
This year’s performers at Uni-Kon concert in Seoul (NCSoft)
Yena to perform at Uni-Kon concert in Seoul (NCSoft)

Since its launch in January 2021, Universe has taken user feedback into account to improve UI and UX, as well as advance main features.

The new version has also reduced the overall size of the app to improve its speed. The most significant changes are to the main page, with four categories – Home, Discover, Message, and My – allowing more convenient access to each feature.

Fans can now easily check out the latest artist news and events, chat with their favorite artists and other fans, and view activity history in a more intuitive setup.

To mark the update, NCSoft is offering a one-month free trial of Universe Membership. There will also be newly edited versions of popular Universe Originals, including music, photoshoots, radio, and entertainment series. Those who participate in quizzes and post reviews can receive Uni-Kon tickets or AirPods as gifts.

Meanwhile, NCSoft will also host the second Uni-Kon concert on July 2-3, a K-Pop festival featuring artists from the Universe platform that will be held live in Seoul.

K-pop artists performing at this year’s festival are ASTRO, ATEEZ, The Boyz, CIX, Cravity, Drippin, Epex, Ghost9, Ive, Jo Yuri, Kep1er, Lightsum, Park Jihoon, SF9, WEi, Weki Meki, WJSN, Wonho, Yena and Younite.

Source: Manila Bulletin (