Metaverse Platform Architecture
The Metaverse currently consists of a number of platforms and does not yet have interoperability, meaning you will need to visit each one separately. Below we list some of the most common platforms we get requested for. Please view our guide to each Metaverse Platform. Please see our “A-Z of the Metaverse” for a comprehensive list of Metaverses. Platforms on the Metaverse are divided into two core types, centralised and decentralised. We offer our services in both kinds of Metaverses, and because we are not restricted to one platform can guide you to the best platform for your needs.
Which Metaverse should I choose?
Deciding which Metaverse platform to invest in is largely dependent on your overall goals. There are many things to consider for your project. For instance, virtual gaming worlds Roblox, Fortnite, and Minecraft, offer popularity due to their considerable user base but centralised ownership. Blockchain-based virtual worlds like Decentraland, Cryptovoxels, Somnium Space, and The Sandbox allow true ownership of digital assets through decentralisation. The assets can be directly traded on global exchanges.
Horizon Worlds (Meta), and AltspaceVR (Microsoft) are examples of popular centralised virtual reality platforms with large user bases due to their compatibility with popular headsets. Neither Horizon nor AltspaceVR support blockchain ownership. Mixed reality platforms include Microsoft Mesh. Microsoft Mesh allows users to engage with facial expressions, holographic projection and virtual collaboration. The possibilities of Mixed Reality are wide-reaching, and this technology will impact every aspect of our lives, merging interactive digital objects into reality.