A metaverse project makes it possible to join the digital world. For today’s companies, this is a challenge of sorts.
Currently everything is going digital. With the advent of IoT and the metaverse, companies must be present in a world where everything is virtual and simultaneously accessible. However, there is still some way to go before such a project is implemented. This article shows how to get started in such a universe. But first we need to highlight the various characteristics of a metaverse project.
What should a metaverse project be like?
A metaverse project is a multifaceted project, because the metaverse itself has different characteristic features. The most important are interoperability, interactivity, virtual economy and duration. Let’s take them one by one:
The metaverse must be interoperable
As designers develop an interoperable metaverse, users can easily slide from one platform to another. Thus, they will not have to create a new avatar for each platform. The same goes for items used inside the metaverse, such as wearables, NFTs, etc.
Users must be able to interact with each other
In this case, each user must be able to communicate and interact with other users within the same metaverse and elsewhere. He is not required to disconnect and switch platforms to see and exchange with his virtual friends.
The Metaverse project must have a fully developed economy
Within the metaverse, individuals must have the ability to cabinet and to use goods, regardless of the environment. In this way, designers can provide users with tools intended to create such objects.
A permanent metaverse
In a metaverse project, the button ” Break ” does not exist. Although it is a virtual world, it runs constantly even if one or more people disconnect. This is the ultimate condition to guarantee a real-time experience. Nor can the metaverse be reset.
The technologies used in a metaverse project
In light of these above-mentioned characteristics, a metaverse project must then include the necessary means for its realization. This involves the use of the following technologies:
This is the key element of the project as it is the main access point to this virtual world. The realization of a metaverse project requires a computer generated virtual environment. Its exploration requires the use of specific gadgets such as VR headsetVR gloves and sensors.
By using these gadgets, the user will be able to hear and feel their virtual environment. They are also the necessary means of any kind of interaction within the metaverse. The combination of these instruments with appropriate software solutions provides users with a fully immersive virtual reality experience.
Not to be confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is a state-of-the-art technology for merge digital images to a reality image. Recognition of the real environment and real objects is also done computer vision. AR thus uses object recognition, face recognition and motion tracking technology.
For it to work, you need a camera and access to the screen to get an overview of the physical environment. In addition, the technology may also use additional information that will be superimposed on the physical environment.
When developing a project in the metaverse, blockchain technology plays a leading role. His characters inviolable and immutable enabling secure digital transactions in the metaverse. In addition to security, blockchain technology offers other benefits such as decentralization and management.
Also, NFTs are the best means of transfer ownership of an asset from one user to another. So expect to see user avatars, items, and even skills presented as NFTs. This is already the case with many NFT games such as Decentralized country and The sandbox.
Interactive 3D technology
To ensure that the metaverse project does not suffer from any disturbance, it is necessary to choose the best representations. 3D technology seems to be the best option for this. In fact, 3D technology is used to scan the real world to render it in a 3D model.
3D reconstruction makes it possible to create spaces that look as close to reality as possible. This is what allows you to see the various places and objects inside the metaverse in the image of reality.
Artificial intelligence has many capabilities necessary to build a metaverse project. It allows you to create different scenarios and plan a winning strategy for the business. In principle, 2 basic scenarios require the use of AI.
The first scenario involves applying artificial intelligence to non-player characters (NPCs). This makes them more realistic, which makes it easier to conversations and task performance. The second scenario involving artificial intelligence consists of the creation of avatars. This technology makes it possible to create realistic avatars could wear clothes and show facial expressions.
The Internet of Things
The use of linked objects is also required in a metaverse project for many reasons. Above all, IoT makes it possible to collect the data of the physical world and mediate them to provide a better digital representation. It is the main element that connects the real world with the 3D environment that is the metaverse.
In addition, IoT enables a management data collected to improve the environment of the metaverse. This requires the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The 5G network
The virtual world works best with the 5G network, where the latter is characterized by super fast data stream. This is essential for any metaverse project as it helps avoid waiting times. In addition, the 5G network allows the transfer of high resolution and large files.
Today, another facet of technology is on its way. This is the Internet of Senses (IoS). This promises to give users more senses by allowing them to taste and smell things through the Internet. When it emerges, the 5G network will no longer be the top. It will be replaced by the 6G network.
We have seen the main characteristics that a metaverse project must have. We also clarified the various key elements to get it in place. So what about its realization?
The steps to follow for a successful project in the metaverse
In total, a metaverse project involves several phases:
Step 1: Find the best development teams
Having a better team of developers is paramount to creating a project in the metaverse. For this, the company must find the most suitable team, i.e. the one that has necessary skills to tackle the technical aspects of the project. When you know that a single project has many aspects, it is therefore necessary to search for as many technical teams (VR, AR, cryptos for example).
Step 2: Analysis of the commercial aspect
Like any other project, the metaverse must also have a commercial aspect. For this, the company is obliged to carry out a market analysis and identify audience. The analysis will give an overview of what the project can bring back. It is also the main element that allows itto predict possible problems and to define prospects in terms of implementation.
Step 3: Establishing standards and protocols
In a metaverse, standards and protocols should be established for supervise its operations. Within a metaverse, users interact with each other. This leads to exchanges. In this way, it is necessary to establish a set of rules that controls this interaction. This includes transactions such as buying and selling digital assets. It is also necessary to integrate the security component in this step. It is about the security of individuals and their assets.
Step 4: The development of the metaverse project
When all elements are in place, the time has come to realize the project in the metaverse. This step consists of filling the metaverse with the content. By content we mean the different ones activities and resources which the company makes available to users.
At the end of this step, developers must present a prototype. The team can make the necessary changes to the prototype before publishing the fruits of the project. The team can revise the user interface, functionality, accessibility, etc.
Step 5: Launching the project into the metaverse
This step consists of hosting the application on cloud servers after the various improvements of the prototype. In this case, it must be ensured that it can be accessible to everyone. If the app has a mobile version, users should be able to download it through standard app stores such as Google Play Store, Apple Store, etc.
Step 6: Setting up ongoing technical support
Since the metaverse is a dynamic world that cannot be stopped, the best way to ensure its continuity is to create technical support designed to fix bugs and improve the user experience. The team is committed to meeting the needs of users as much as possible by adding new features or improving those already present.