What are the common misconceptions of the Metaverse?
“Metaverse is an online game”
While many Metaverse worlds are built on top of popular game engines and do their best to attract visitors with entertaining aspects, the Metaverse is not another term for online gaming. It is an open-ended space where anything could happen depending on who occupies the space.
“You need VR headsets to access the Metaverse”
There are popular Metaverse worlds such as Horizon Worlds that are exclusive to the Oculus Quest 2 headset (for now). However, many strive to become more accessible by supporting multiple platforms including accessing them via browsers and mobile apps. The VR headsets do still offer a gesture-rich experience that translates your human motion into an avatar moment.
“The Metaverse is just a fad”
The Metaverse is more than just a fad that will phase out. People who participate in the Metaverse enjoy the virtual human-to-human interaction and find themselves with lucrative economic incentives.