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Tech giants seek open metaverse standards

Tech giants seek open metaverse standards

The Metaverse Standards Forum launched to foster discussions on interoperability standards. The big names involved include Meta, formerly known as Facebook, which has bet its future on metaverse technology, and Epic Games, which has built a popular proto-metaverse with its “Fortnite” game.

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Metaverse Standards Forum Launches to Solve Interoperability

Metaverse Standards Forum Launches to Solve Interoperability

Interoperability — or lack thereof — is a key issue in the nascent metaverse industry. The Khronos Group aims to solve this with a new open standards discussion forum called The Metaverse Standards Forum, which launches today. The group includes representation from most of the big players in the 3D internet, including Nvidia, Meta, Epic Games, Unity, Microsoft, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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Podcast: Metaverse Standards Forum Unites Leading Standards Orgs & XR Companies Towards Open Metaverse Interoperability

Podcast: Metaverse Standards Forum Unites Leading Standards Orgs & XR Companies Towards Open Metaverse Interoperability

I had a chance to speak with President of The Khronos Group Neil Trevett as well as Vice President of the Khronos Group Martin Enthed, who also works as an Innovation Manager at IKEA. We unpack this announcement a bit to talk about at what level of interoperability the Metaverse Standards Forum will be starting at, and whether it’s at the level of 3D assets like glTF or at the level of game engine formats and scene graph representations like USD.

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