consortium of Big American tech companiesamong which stand out Meta and Microsoftestablished a group of companies dedicated to the development Metaverse. The purpose is promotion Create industry standards That will bring the emerging digital worlds of companies compatible with each other.
Participants in Metaverse Standards Forum – as the organization is called – includes chip manufacturers, software houses (particularly from the video game world), and standards-setting bodies such as World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The unusual absence of Apple
However, it is currently controversial that one of the players that analysts consider essential to the formation of the metaverse mosaic is missing: applewhich is supposed to be launched this year or next at the latest A viewer for mixed reality use. Introducing such a device would put Cupertino in direct competition with the Meta, which has staked its future on growing the metaverse and invested heavily in hardware to make its vision of interconnected virtual worlds a reality.
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The news caused quite a stir because Apple is in the past Heavily involved in creating web standards such as HTMLwhile for the 3D content set in the metaverse the group worked with Pixar About file formatUsdzAnd with Adobe to make sure it supports the format.
Among those absent from the forum, gaming companies were also mentioned by Reuters Roblox and Niantic and cryptocurrency-based metaverse platforms, such as Sandbox or Decentraland.
Trivet, Nvidia: “The forum is open to all”
Neil Trivett, director of chip maker Nvidia Who chairs the Metaverse Standards Forum, select Speak with the news agency Any company is welcome to join the group, including participants from the cryptocurrency world. The organization aims to facilitate communication between a variety of standards organizations and companies to achieve “real-world interoperability” in the metaverse, he said, without addressing how Apple’s absence might affect that goal.
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