What Are Metaverse Technologies?


The Metaverse can be broken down into 4 major components:

1. Mature Devices

Mature, Internet-connected devices such as PCs, gaming consoles, and mobile/tablet devices

2. Cross-Platform Software

Cross-platform game engines such as Unity are used to build the virtual world experience behind popular decentralized apps like Decentraland. Additionally, 3D modeling tools like Blender are used to build cross-compatible 3D assets.

3. Extended Reality Devices

Extended reality (XR) devices such as VR headsets enable an immersive experience

4. Web3.0

Web3 technologies that support crypto-based user identity, NFT marketplaces to buy/sell virtual real estate and avatar wearables, etc.

Coming Together

As you can see, the Metaverse is essentially made up of existing mature technologies and several emerging technologies that are now viable and growing in adoption.

If you wondered about the difference between previous examples of the virtual world (e.g. Second Life) and the Metaverse, hopefully, you can see the difference now.

Elisha Terada

Elisha Terada

Technical Innovation Director

Over the last ten years, Elisha has worked closely with clients to pinpoint business growth opportunities using the latest tech innovations. He’s managed and engineered as a core contributor on more than ten SaaS products leveraging web, mobile, and machine learning technologies.

Elisha holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington, is a Certified ScrumMaster, and has spoken at industry events including AIGA HIVE Seattle.

An innovator at heart, he is constantly exploring emerging technology.