By making VR gaming more immersive, interactive, and real, Metaverse has aided in making it a disruptive concept
Metaverse, the unbeatable AR/VR frontier for anything from meeting new people to selling goods, no wonder it is playing the diligent host for the gaming industry. Right from the early immersive 2D games like Minecraft and Second Life, Metaverse has constantly incorporated all the elements of gaming. Elements like 3D avatars, world-building, and observation which essentially belong to gameplay have been integrated into Metaverse. With multiverse companies like Meta Platforms, Unity and Epic Games depending heavily on immersive technologies, gaming has become an inevitable strategy for these companies. As per a recent survey, ‘Global Virtual Reality In Gaming Market(2021 to 2026) – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts’, around 59% of industry experts opined that gaming would dominate VR investments for the next few years, while 64% responded that gaming had the highest potential for VR compared to other use cases.
Metaverse Gaming – The road map
Metaverse being a unified and interoperable virtual space, users can interact with one another in a three-dimensional space in real-time, with the help of human-computer interfaces and the rise of spatial communication platforms. These technologies will aid in making VR gaming more immersive, interactive, and real. VR gameplays currently are available only as applications that can be installed on individual devices and accessed through VR gear and mobile phones. However, the Metaverse a concept conceived in the fiction novel Snow Crash, takes it to the next level, with the interoperable game, spaces, and apps connected into a single environment. Users will be able to navigate seamlessly among different immersive spaces, without having to switch between headsets and port non-fungible tokens, data, and avatars.