Tech giants unite to create Metaverse Standards Forum

What

Over 30 tech companies including Meta, Microsoft and Sony have joined forces to launch the Metaverse Standards Forum

Why

The forum’s mission is to drive interoperability and cross-compatibility in the metaverse alongside standardised terminology

What next

The forum plans to have its first meeting in July 

The story

Some of the biggest names in gaming and software have joined forces to launch the Metaverse Standards Forum in an attempt to drive interoperability and cross-compatibility in the space.

According to the press release, the forum will “explore where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment” and focus on pragmatics, action-based projects and open-source tooling to accelerate the adoption of metaverse standards.

The announcement also states that one of the goals of the forum is to avoid dominating the development of the metaverse. Instead, it will attempt to emulate the development of the world wide web led by multiple stakeholders.

Founding members of the forum have stated that the potential of the metaverse will be best realised if it is built on a foundation of open standards. 

Vishal Shah, Vice President of Metaverse at Meta added that “Creators, developers and companies will all benefit from the technologies and experiences that will be made possible by common protocols.”

The forum plans to have its first meeting in July.

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