Apple is not among the founding members of a new “Metaverse” standards body that includes (via) Meta, Microsoft, Sony, Epic Games, Nvidia, Adobe and others. Reuters,
advertised in Press release, “The Metaverse Standards Forum brings together companies and standards organizations to promote the alignment of requirements and priorities for the Metaverse interoperability standards and accelerate their development and implementation through practical, action-based projects.” The organization seeks to enable communication between a wide range of organizations and companies to give the Metaverse “real-world interoperability” and help the different approaches to the Metaverse work with each other.
Over 35 founding members include 0xSenses, Academy Software Foundation, Adobe, Alibaba, Autodesk, Avatar, Blackshark.ai, CalConnect, Cesium, Daly Realism, Disguise, Enosema Foundation, Epic Games, Express Language Foundation, Huawei, IKEA, John Peddie Research Are included. , Khronos, Lamina 1, Maxon, Meta, Microsoft, NVIDIA, OpenAR Cloud, Open Geospatial Consortium, Otoy, Perry Research and Consulting, Qualcomm Technologies, Ribose, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Spatial Web Foundation, Unity, Versamaker, Wayfair, Web3D Consortium, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and XR Association.
Apple is notably absent from the members list, despite its massive investment and ongoing work on multiple devices in the augmented reality and virtual reality space. Apple has been heavily involved in creating standards such as HTML5 for the web in the past. He created Thunderbolt with Intel and the “USDZ” file format for 3D content with Pixar and Adobe. Most recently, Apple revealed its participation at WWDC 2022 in developing Matter, a new open standard for smart home accessories.
Gaming companies Roblox and Niantic, and crypto-based Metaverse platforms such as The Sandbox and Decentraland are also absent from the Metaverse Standards forum. The forum is open to any organization at no cost, so Apple and others can join in the future.
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