After its Ignite 2021 event today, Microsoft announced the Metaverse version of Microsft Teams, which can be used for meetings and video calls. Then, the CEO of the company, Satya Nadella, told Bloomberg that they are working to integrate Xbox consoles into this system.
Microsoft and Metaverse went hand in hand!
You can definitely expect us to play games. If you take Halo as a game, it’s a Metaverse. Likewise in Minecraft and Flight Sim. We are asked whether we can take these games, which are now 2D, to the 3D Metaverse world. We certainly aim to achieve this.
For several years, Microsoft was expected to bring Minecraft to the VR and AR platform. The company seemed to be working on a special version of this game for HoloLens six years ago. Then, at the launch of the title, he showed the potential of the game with augmented reality, astonishing those who tried it. But all we’ve seen so far is Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality game developed for mobile.
Currently, Microsoft Flight Simulator can make players believe that they can pilot a real airplane in online environments by imitating the weather and locations around the world. Making Minecraft, Halo, and Flight Sim accessible for 3D worlds would be a truly ambitious move. Especially if these productions are available through the titles of the players, they can make a big impact.
Satya Nadella declined to give a date for when we’ll see 3D Metaverse games. Because the company is currently focused on corporate announcements and new avatars developed. However, it is thought that Microsoft, which continues to work successfully on VR systems, will be integrated into this platform in a short time.