John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, one of the leading real-time 3D engine providers, has predicted that the internet will become part of the metaverse in the next several years. The executive predicted that most websites will become metaverse destinations and that this change will be mostly completed by the year 2030. However, legacy sites will still be around at the time, according to Riccitiello.
Among the web destinations, there will essentially be three kinds, according to the prediction. First, sites that will be fully metaverse-integrated, identified as “places you could live and inhabit.” The second kind will blend real-world locations with extended capabilities, and another class of sites will be just “a little bit of a layer atop today’s world,” augmenting it.
These metaverse experiences will be able to be enjoyed fully with adequate hardware but will also have to adapt to other, less capable hardware like PCs and mobile phones.
The CEO of Unity also commented on the importance of the real-time characteristic in these metaverse destinations, meaning that each interaction with these worlds is experienced for the first time when it happens, as opposed to movies, where interactions are always the same.
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