When Facebook changed its name to GoalMark Zuckerberg talked about creating “Metaverse“This would work like today’s internet, and it’s an open standard for anyone who wants to use it. So far, we’ve seen very little of that, but a new initiative aims to start identifying commonalities. In addition to the goal itself, the Microsoft and the epic games They are part of the group.
The Metaverse Standards Forum – “Metaverse Standards Forum”, in free translation – has a total of 36 participating entities. Will organize hands-on projects to create common patterns. Among these projects are modeling tools and hackathons.
Another goal is to develop a “consistent terminology”. As noted before edgeEven the group participants themselves don’t agree on what is, after all, a “metaverse”.
However, the intention is not to create the metaverse itself, as is the case today for example, the World Wide Web.
It will only be the parameters for running these virtual spaces, which will help developers create the same content for different platforms, or even export data from one service to another.
Apple, Niantic, and Roblox are excluded
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main standardization organization for the World Wide Web, participates in the forum.
There are also veterans like Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Sony, and newcomers like blockchain payments startup Lamina1.
If there are big people in the game, then there are those who haven’t wanted to get involved yet. As the journalist notes Nick Statt, from protocolAnd Apple, Niantic, and Roblox are not in the group.
The iPhone maker is investing in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, which form the foundation of the metaverse. On the other hand, Niantic and Roblox both have a lot of experience with games that take place in virtual worlds.
These and other companies may join the Metaverse Standards Forum in the future. The first meetings are expected to take place in 2022.
With information: The Verge.