Microsoft just announced its Microsoft Teams metaverse for gatherings and video calls, however the organization additionally has plans for gaming and diversion. Addressing Bloomberg TV, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the product creator is “totally” focused on gaming for the metaverse with Xbox.
“You can totally anticipate that we should do things in gaming,” says Nadella. “On the off chance that you accept Halo as a game, it is a metaverse. Minecraft is a metaverse, and so is Flight Sim. In some sense, they’re 2D today, and the inquiry is can you presently take that to a full 3D world, and we totally plan to do so.”
We’ve been holding back to perceive how Microsoft will help Minecraft to transform it into a metaverse for VR and AR headsets for years. The organization initially demonstrated the potential for Minecraft with augmented reality at the underlying introduction of the HoloLens headset, wowing the people who tried the experience. It looked like an uncommon variant of Minecraft for the HoloLens was being worked on six years prior, yet so far all we’ve seen is Minecraft Earth, a portable augmented reality versatile game, go back and forth.
Transforming Minecraft, Halo, and Flight Sim into full 3D worlds is an aggressive undertaking, especially if these conditions will permit players to investigate them together side by side with VR or AR headsets. Microsoft Flight Simulator already does a ton of this, with players ready to direct planes in a multiplayer climate that imitates certifiable climate and areas. Flight Sim and Minecraft even have VR support, as well.
Nadella hasn’t committed to precisely when we’ll see Microsoft’s drive into a 3D metaverse for gaming all the more broadly. Microsoft’s enterprise declarations today are principally focused on 3D symbols and shared virtual spaces, and Xbox has had its own 3D symbols for years now. The inquiry will be the way Microsoft adapts its AltspaceVR interpersonal organization and first-party games for metaverse applications on the Xbox, and regardless of whether the organization will truly carry VR or AR headsets to Xbox consoles.