On Monday, Facebook assembles team to combine specialists from across its gaming, hardware and virtual reality units. They build an immersive digital world. Sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson named it “metaverse”.
Metaverse consults to a shared online world. Users can spend money, hang out, consume media and potentially even work. CEO Mark Zuckerberg consider this project as central to Facebook’s future.
Andrew Bosworth, Facebook executive, stated in a post that they’re standing up a Metaverse product group to bring together the teams focused on building this ambitious work.
Facebook build an immersive digital world known as the METAVERSE
According to Bosworth, Facebook hardware such as Oculus virtual reality head gear and Portal smart-screens are really helpful. They are tools for making people feel close together despite being far apart. A new Metaverse Product Group will be led by Vishal Shah from the Instagram team.
In addition, The US company behind video game sensation Fortnite, Epic Games proclaimed it raised $1 billion in new funding early this year. Some of that money will support its vision of the metaverse.
Fortnite, one of the hit video games have seen use soar. Their creators see potential to expand to virtual parties, get-togethers or work events. It’s indeed a potential in this pandemic.