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HTC’s Viveverse is a Metaverse within a Metaverse

HTC launches its cross-platform metaverse, promises a unique experience.


Last week, HTC revealed their open-source VR metaverse Viveverse. The company stated in the official release that it is best described as a metaverse within a metaverse. To elucidate, Viveverse would be composed of multiple interactive VR worlds, along with several apps, games, and immersive VR experiences. The platform will be accessible through HTC’s brand-new VR glasses called Vive Flow, as well as via PC, tab, and smartphones.

Viveverse is being called a cross-platform, for it allows its users to travel between different platforms such as Engage and Vive Sync. The former is one of the most popular enterprise metaverse platforms in today’s time while the latter is a reputed on-stop remote collaboration solution for virtual reality. Users can even pair their favourite cryptocurrency wallets and import their NFT collections into this cross-platform using the Vive Flow VR glasses.

The tech giant reported that the goal of this endeavour was to create a first-of-its-kind open-ended virtual universe where users could travel back and forth between different virtual worlds, all the while maintaining their sense of identity, security, and privacy. To make this happen, HTC Vive has reportedly partnered with hundreds of collaborators and striving to expand the universe. Notable partners include VR Chat, Beatday, Engage, and Vive Sync. To access the Viveverse, users will have to connect through the Vive Connect cross-platform app.

While talking about this open-source cross-platform multiverse, HTC’s chairwoman and co-founder Cher Wang stated that the company began working on Viveverse with the objective of integrating humanity with technology. Taking the step forward, the platform now attempts to create a world of various possibilities where users can create, learn, train, explore, share ideas, and unwind. More importantly, they can connect with people all over the world in virtual reality and share their interests with like-minded people. To make this vision come true, Wang said, HTC is working with incredibly potential partners and trying to grow the open ecosystem. The goal, however, is to make immersive experiences more easily accessible to users.

Along with the open-source cross-platform multiverse Viveverse, HTC has also launched Vive Guardian. This is a safety and privacy tool dedicated to parents and children to make the multiverse safer for them. The unique app features two different modes—one is Free Mode and the other is Broadcast Mode. With the Free Mode, parents can manually choose the content they think is appropriate for their kids to access before they dive into the metaverse. On the other hand, the Broadcast Mode allows parents or guardians to choose individual apps and games at a time and broadcast them directly to the VR headset. This would, however, require a smartphone. The safety and privacy tool, according to the company, will allow parents to monitor and have full control over the content that their kids are accessing in the metaverse.

Vive Guardian app is now available to download completely free of charge via Viveport as well as the Google Play Store.

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