A group of technology companies, including the largest players in the market, have decided to join forces and develop compatibility standards for an open metaverse. To an organization called Metaverse Standards Forum were included Meta, Microsoft, Huawei, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Unity and Adobe.
The list obviously lacks two big players who already have projects for the metaverse – Apple and Google. We remind that Apple over the past few years is developing an augmented reality headset. The company is expected to take an important place in the metaworld when it launches its device. Google also is working on his own AR-headset under called Project Iris.
Also, the organization did not include Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, and Roblox. Because participation in the association is free and open to all companies, they can join later. Like any other, the standard for the metaverse will only succeed if companies, especially big players, accept it.
“Multiple industry leaders have stated that the potential of the metaverse will be best realized if it is built on a foundation of open standards,” says a press release of Metaverse Standards Forum .
The organization also notes that it will focus on “pragmatic action-based projects.” These include hacking and working with open source tools to help speed up testing and adoption of meta-universe standards. Forum members are expected to begin meetings in July.