The Metaverse Standards Forum Is Looking to Bring Standardization to the Metaverse, but It Is Still Light on Blockchain

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By Michael Inouye | 3Q 2022 | IN-6598


Tech Powerhouses Come Together to Create the Metaverse Standards Forum


Just a week after the Metaverse Standards Forum (the Forum) was announced (June 21, 2022), the list of principal members has expanded quite considerably from the original sub-50 companies to 150 and growing (daily). The already impressive list at launch, which included notable companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games, Huawei, Khronos Group, Meta, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Sony, Unity, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), has since added China Telecom, D-Link, Google, Intel, Lenovo, MediaTek, Trend Micro, and Verizon, among many others.  Collectively, the Forum is expected to, in its words, “coordinate requirements and resources” to facilitate the creation of standards and interoperability within these key areas (among others):

  • Interactive Three-Dimensional (3D) assets and photorealistic rendering
  • Human interface and interaction paradigms, including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Extended Reality (XR)
  • User-created content
  • Avatars, identity management, and privacy
  • Financial transactions
  • Int…

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