What, Exactly, Is the Metaverse Standards Forum Creating?

Rather than focusing on what the metaverse means in a future-prediction sort of way, the Metaverse Standards Forum is designed to focus on the building blocks of what developers need today. Other people (like me) can bicker about the nomenclature.

What Virtual Worlds Need

When designing virtual worlds—and especially those worlds that are meant to interact with the real one—dealing with huge amounts of data is inevitable. Every object or character in a videogame is made up of geometry data (that is, the shape of the object), textures, physics traits like weight and mass, behaviors, animations, sounds, and so much more.

Khronos hopes that MSF’s standards will make much of that data

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