Fact Check: True, scannable QR code projected on Shanghai's skies for people to download video game

A photo has gone viral on social media with the claim that a QR code was projected in the skies of China which when scanned allowed people to download a video game.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  16 May 2021 11:40 AM GMT
Fact Check: True, scannable QR code projected on Shanghais skies for people to download video game

Hyderabad: A photo has gone viral on social media with the claim that a QR code was projected in the skies of China which when scanned allowed people to download a video game.

According to a Twitter user, "A couple of days ago in Shanghai, a scannable QR code was projected in the sky by drones and when scanned allowed people to download a video game. This is the future of advertising. The sky is no longer the limit."

Some Facebook users also shared the photo with similar claims.


Fact Check:

The claim that a scannable QR code was projected in the skies of China for people to download a video game is TRUE.

According to South China Morning Post, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Chinese release of video game Princess Connect! Re:Dive 1,500 drones created a scannable QR code in eastern China's Shanghai.

According to a report in vice.com, the Chinese video-streaming company Bilbili took to the skies to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Japanese role-playing game Princess Connect Re:Dive. Hundreds of drones took over Shanghai's night sky on 17 April with a light show that ended with a giant QR code, a symbol of China's booming digital economy and consumerism.

The QR code is ubiquitous across China, used for everything from adding friends on messaging apps to paying for groceries at markets, ordering at restaurants, and even giving to panhandlers.

During the show staged above Shanghai's scenic waterfront promenade, the Bund, 1,500 illuminated drones formed into the game's logo and characters before transforming into a floating QR code that links to its homepage. A photo of the QR code went viral on Twitter on Sunday, prompting reactions ranging from amazement to disgust.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/88n9vb/shanghai-drone-show-qr-code

The brilliant aerial dance of the drones brought the characters of the role-playing game to life and narrated how the game worked.

https://dronedj.com/2021/04/21/drone-qr-code-marketing/

Here is a video of the event:

Therefore, the claim that a scannable QR code was projected in the skies of China that allowed people to download a video game is TRUE.

Claim Review:Scannable QR code projected on Shanghai’s skies for people to download video game
Claimed By:Social Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:True
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