Zukerberg’s announcement that his company will be diving headfirst into the metaverse’s construction has already led to similar commitments by other industry leaders, including Microsoft, which announced the development of its own mixed reality platform inside the Teams environment, called, Mesh. Even Roblox, which is already built on metaverse-like experiences, has unveiled plans to construct an immersive environment in gaming and beyond.
“I think our view of the metaverse is that we’ve been at it for about 15 years,” Roblox’s head of music Jon Vlassopulos told the BBC. “So, we’re ushering in the metaverse, and we feel it needs to be a place that everyone can access, a place where people can express themselves and connect together. We’ve been building around this vision for a long time. We’re excited that more people are coming to it to validate that notion.”
eyecandylab, too, is ready to play a leading role in helping to shape this next generation of interconnected experiences, already iterating on our native integrations for Android TV and Apple TV to allow for bi-directional co-viewing where viewers can watch and interact with streaming video simultaneously from multiple locations. Our live sports experiences, in particular, have successfully demonstrated the potential of a deeply immersive augmented reality experience.