Meta, other tech giants form metaverse standards body

Big Tech

Meta, Microsoft and other tech giants have formed a group for standards in the Metaverse.

The group would work on making the companies’ nascent digital worlds compatible with each other.

Many of the biggest companies working in the space, from chip makers to gaming companies, participated in the Metaverse Standards Forum.

Apple was notably missing from the list.

Analysts expect Apple to become a dominant player in the metaverse race once it introduces a mixed reality headset this year or next.

Gaming companies Roblox and Niantic also were not included among the forum’s participants, nor were emerging crypto-based metaverse platforms like The Sandbox or Decentraland.

The forum aims to facilitate communication between a variety of standards organizations and companies to bring about “real-world interoperability” in the metaverse, per Reuters.