Adobe, disguise, Epic Games, NVIDIA, and Unity are among the founders of a new organisation aiming to foster industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards needed to build the open metaverse.
The Metaverse Standards Forum will explore where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment and how the work of Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) defining and evolving needed standards may be coordinated and accelerated.
It will focus on pragmatic, action-based projects such as implementation prototyping, hackathons, plugfests, and open-source tooling to accelerate the testing and adoption of metaverse standards, while also developing consistent terminology and deployment guidelines.
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“The metaverse will bring together diverse technologies, requiring a constellation of interoperability standards, created and maintained by many standards organisations,” said Neil Trevett, presidnet of founding member Khronos.
“The Metaverse Standards Forum is a unique venue for coordination between standards organisations and industry, with a mission to foster the pragmatic and timely standardisation that will be essential to an open and inclusive metaverse.”
The Forum is expected to focus on technologies around 3D assets and rendering, AR and VR, and user-created content.