We’re crossing over a line of capability that I’ve been waiting for for a very very long time indeed. 3D stuff usually focuses on “objects”. Looking IN at a single thing and all of its surfaces.
But I’M interested in MAPS, Spaces, wandering, exploring. Volumetric spaces.
Minecraft blew me away in 2012 and I’ve simply been in waiting mode for precisely this kind of thing. Once the space is created, it’s a nothing to plop an avatar in there and explore, allow separation of objects in the images and manipulation, etc.
The hype about metaverse is annoying; I don’t see any need for the goggle hardware stuff unless people want it. But the exploration of spaces _is_ interesting and I welcome their advancements – even commercial stuff – into that area.
They can play around with immersive GameCube virtual Cranberry Sprite worlds that are empty ghosttowns while the cool stuff happens here.
It’ll still lower the price of volume rendering hardware