By Cliff Saran
The so-called metaverse is years away, but many businesses are keen to ride the industry hype in a bid to benefit from first-mover advantage
Analyst Forrester recently defined the metaverse as an immersive experience of interoperable and interlinked environments that will be delivered via a variety of devices. According to the Forrester report The state of the metaverse, it will be delivered in stages, building out to a decentralised platform that puts a 3D experience on top of the World Wide Web.
“Early metaverse use cases will focus on gaming and entertainment,” say the report’s authors. “Today’s multiplayer, immersive gaming platforms such as Fortnite, Roblox and The Sandbox are obvious on-ramps to the imagined metaverse because users can customise their avatars, attend virtual concerts, explore with virtual friends, and team up with other players.”
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