Virtual Reality is not the Metaverse

Virtual Reality and Metaverse are terms that appear often together in todays tech debates. We’d like to clear up a few misconceptions and show you how the Metaverse is different from Virtual Reality.

The Metaverse is an open, shared virtual world with 3D virtual spaces where users can learn about and interact with content, environments, and other users as digital avatars. To enable this experience, concepts of metaverse draw on technologies such as VR, AR, and others, while providing open perspectives for integrating new technologies.

Metaverses continue to evolve and connect many virtual worlds together.

This gives users access to a wide range of diverse experiences. Virtual reality offers a relatively predictable experience: a simulated 3D environment. While this 3D environment disappears when you turn off your VR device, the metaverse remains present even when you are offline. It is a shared persistent world that exists even when you are not in the Metaverse.

The Metaverse is more than VR.

Virtual Reality is rather an enabling technology for the Metaverse. It allows users to access the Metaverse. VR alone is limited to only certain functionalities.

On the other hand, the Metaverse is a vast and gradually evolving virtual universe that would embody a 3D representation of the Internet. Just like browsing through different websites, users can browse through virtual 3D spaces in the Metaverse. Most importantly, there are no limits to the introduction of innovations in the Metaverse.

We at GamesCoinGroup are currently developing the world’s first “Play to Own” metaverse hub for games on the Blockchain. Using technology from Hadean, we will soon offer an ecosystem for gamers, game developers, publishers, and advertisers. The ecosystem is built on our own Ethereum-based blockchain – the GamesChain.

Alex Suárez, CEO & Founder GamesCoin Group

The hub will allow players to move seamlessly between different games and virtual worlds. In doing so, the GamesCoin token represents an integrated currency that can be used in all worlds of the Hub.