According to a recent announcement, the Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA3), a group of top metaverse companies, is spearheading the development of standards for a community-owned, decentralized, cross-platform metaverse. is.
Based in Swiss technology hub Zug, the non-profit aims to set standards and create a framework for allowing users to manage and own digital assets such as NFTs in virtual worlds. and We are also passionate about improving performance based on reliability, durability and user privacy.
To do this, in the project, introduced The Interworld Portering System (IWPS) is a teleportation system that allows people to travel between different metaverse platforms as well as locations within the same virtual world.
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What is OMA3?
OMA3 is a collaborative effort involving over 40 Web3 companies active in the metaverse, including game developers and infrastructure providers. Chaired by Upland’s Dirk Leuth, the group operates on his three core principles: interoperability, ownership and standardization.
OMA3 consists of five working groups: Asset Transfer, Ecosystem, Portal and Mapping, NFT, Token Working Group. Companies involved in the project include Sandbox, Alien Worlds, Decentraland, Animoca Brands, and blockchain company Near.
The Consortium’s Portal and Mapping Working Group is currently the most active of all groups.
This department is leading efforts to explore the possibilities of portals in the metaverse. OMA3 argues that portals have the power to make the metaverse less complex and more engaging for users, while creating new revenue opportunities for developers. But it’s a complicated undertaking.
—OMA3 (@oma3dao) July 3, 2023
Seamless metaverse travel
A key feature of the OMA3 initiative is the interworld portal system. Its goal is to make the metaverse more accessible to people. According to the OMA3 position paper, this system is to the Metaverse what the HTTP standard is to the Internet. github.
HTTP was a breakthrough technology that broke down barriers between information silos. Prior to this technology, information was often trapped in isolated data repositories that were difficult to access and share. paper said.
This created a common language that allowed various systems to communicate and interact, creating an unprecedented flow of information across the world’s web. Similarly, IWPS is expected to allow users to move freely between different blockchain game her metaverses.
OMA3 believes that these online gateways could be the next big thing in technology, much like highways connect physical places. In a sense, a portal can be thought of as a digital version of a transportation system that connects different metaverse environments.
This move aims to improve people’s metaverse experience. For example, users can play games in Alien Worlds, buy land in Alice, and participate in events in The Sandbox without switching between different virtual platforms.
“The Metaverse portal promises to usher in a new era of connectivity, accessibility and productivity,” said OMA3.
“They enhance accessibility and engagement by providing a means of ‘movement’ within the digital realm, allowing users to move seamlessly between different metaverse platforms,” he added.
Rebuild the Metaverse Dream
The Metaverse is a virtual world where people can work, play and socialize. It can be accessed from various devices such as VR headsets and smartphones. The Metaverse has been declared extinct many times, but it continues to thrive.
Companies like Meta, Microsoft and Roblox are already using the Metaverse. As previously reported by MetaNews, British TV shows Doctor Who and Top Gear are also set to appear in the Metaverse.
The BBC has teamed up with metaverse developer Reality+ to create a collection of immersive experiences based on two shows from The Sandbox metaverse. Disney, Warner Music Group, and Universal have all created their own Metaverse experiences.
The metaverse is seen as a huge opportunity for media companies to reach new audiences and generate new revenue streams. This surge of activity has necessitated the creation of a set of standards to guide the metaverse as it continues to evolve, as proposed by OMA3.
Other groups are already working to reinvigorate the Metaverse dream, which seemed to have receded under the influence of ChatGPT-inspired artificial intelligence mania.
Fortnite creators Epic Games teamed up with Lego to develop a Metaverse product that spans both the digital and physical worlds. In Hollywood, filmmakers are increasingly turning to Metaverse-related technologies to bring fantasy worlds to life.
The Open Metaverse Alliance and its IWPS project have invited Web3 builders to contribute to the effort and help shape the future of the Metaverse.