As we continue to progress towards a future of the “Metaverse”, countless companies are looking for insights into what this environment might mean for the future of the way they run their teams and business operations. Reviews offer a behind-the-scenes overview of some of the tools and technologies making the Metaverse a reality today.
With reviews of some of the top technology on the market associated with the Metaverse, you can start making some more informed decisions about what aspects of Metaverse technology you may want to invest in over the next year.
Here are some of the top reviews we’ve posted over the last year which may help to expand your understanding of the Metaverse.
For an insight into what aspects of the Metaverse might look like in the years ahead, it’s worth taking a closer look at concepts like Decentraland. This blockchain-based technology is the perfect example of how we might interact with the Metaverse in the years ahead. Using virtual reality and open-source technologies, Decentraland aims to create a free market economy in a virtual space, leveraging the power of the blockchain.
The Decentraland ecosystem doesn’t even have a physical real-world address. Instead, the environment is based out of the Genesis building in the Metaverse – a VR real estate solution built by the company. In our Decentraland review, we’ll walk you through some of the unique metaverse experiences you can discover in this landscape. You’ll learn about everything from the fully customisable avatars to the in-built environment builder and marketplace.
Microsoft Mesh Review
While Microsoft Mesh isn’t a “Metaverse” in itself, it’s one of the technologies which could help to power the metaverses of tomorrow. As Microsoft continues to make progress in it’s Metaverse investments, purchasing digital giants like Activision, Mesh will be an important component in building future environments with the company.
The Microsoft Mesh solution allows companies to bring teams together in distributed environments through “Mixed Reality” experiences. Users can create avatars, project themselves into other spaces using “holoportation” and more. Mesh is an excellent example of the kind of XR technology which will help to make the Metaverse more immersive in future.
Our complete Microsoft Mesh review covers everything from the distinctive features of the platform, to insights into the unique experiences you can create with Microsoft’s help.
Somnium Space Review
Another example of a Metaverse-ready experience powered by both virtual reality and blockchain, Somnium space is a VR world-builder supporting autonomous VR real estate ownership and trading. It’s similar in style to environments like Second Life and Decentraland. Though the company has been around since 2017, it’s rapidly gaining more attention as interest in the potential of the Metaverse continues to grow.
Throughout our Somnium Space review, we explore the key features of Somnium space, including it’s VR headset and desktop support options, so everyone can get involved in a new digital reality. We also cover the extensive partner network for Somnium Space, built through blockchain, and the opportunities users have for VR asset creation and monetisation. This platform could represent an incredible opportunity for the future Metaverse.
Meta Horizon Workrooms Review
Produced by one of the companies now leading the way to the future of the Metaverse, Meta Horizon Workrooms is an interesting insight into what digital collaboration could look like in the future. Although, at present, the Horizon Workrooms environment doesn’t have many of the features of other metaverse platforms, like blockchain decentralization, this could change as Meta continues its investment into the landscape.
At the very least, our Horizon Workrooms review will give you an idea of what kind of virtual workspaces the metaverse could create for the future of hybrid work. We cover everything from the cross-platform collaboration features of Horizon to the immersive avatar options.
Varjo Teleport Review
Offering another exciting insight into the future of extended reality collaboration in the Metaverse, Varjo Teleport is an open and flexible environment, designed for companies looking to build immersive digital landscapes for work. The Varjo Teleport environment is built with flexibility in mind, similar to other market-leaders in the metaverse.
With Varjo Teleport, you can use the existing tools and systems you already use within your virtual environment and connect with colleagues on a range of different desktops. In our Varjo Teleport review, you can learn everything you need to know about the features and functionality of this ultra-flexible collaboration platform. This environment could definitely be set to grow as Varjo invests more into the future of the Metaverse.
Second Life Review
Second life is the creation most people refer to when trying to explain what the metaverse might feel like one day in the future. Created by Linden Lab, Second Life is one of the most popular multi-layer VR gaming and collaboration platforms in the world. It’s also one of the most flexible digital landscapes around, providing endless opportunities for the creation of virtual communities.
Second Life is suitable for everything from creating remote work experiences and events, to “VR” real estate. In our Second Life review, you’ll learn everything you need to know about one of the programs most associated with the metaverse, and how it works. For those trying to get a better idea of what the Metaverse will really be like, this could be a must-read review.
Once again, Spatial isn’t quite a complete Metaverse by itself today, but it’s an excellent example of where collaboration and workplace interactions in this new landscape might be heading. Spatial allows companies to create everything from photo-realistic avatars to comprehensive virtual workspaces, where people can join forces on projects.
The open environment of Spatial, and it’s easy integration with a wide range of tools gives it excellent foundations in a budding Metaverse environment. In our Spatial review, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the functionality of the system, how it works, and what you might be able to do with a workplace in Spatial.