I still don’t know what the metaverse is, but it has a ‘Standards Forum’ now

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PC gamers of a certain age may recall the Multimedia PC standard. First defined in 1991 by an assemblage of industry heavyweights, it established a baseline for PCs capable of handling multimedia content. The idea was to make it easier for consumers to know which PCs could and could not help usher them into the exciting new era of CD-ROM technology—and, one would assume, give them the confidence to take that step (and spend that money).

Now something similar is happening with the metaverse. Industry heavyweights including Epic Games, Micrososft, Nvidia, Sony, Unity, and of course Meta have come together to establish the Metaverse Standards Forum (opens in new tab), which will “foster interoperability standards for an open metaverse.”

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