Is Disney About to Create its Own Metaverse?

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Key takeaways:

  • Walt Disney’s theme parks may be updated in the near future.
  • Disney has filed a patent for an augmented virtual world simulator that does not require the use of a headset or glasses!
  • The corporation just gained federal permission for a patent that will allow it to construct its own metaverse at its theme parks and properties, according to the latest report.
Is Disney About To Create Its Own Metaverse?
Is Disney About to Create its Own Metaverse?

The Simulator, according to the patent, delivers a realistic and immersive 3D virtual experience. It’s even more impressive because it employs many projectors capable of producing a high number of images per second. Furthermore, using the SLAM technique, the constantly changing point of view of a visitor going around a real-world venue might be tracked.

The Walt Disney Company received a patent for a Virtual World Simulator set on December 28. The set allows multiple users to experience a 3D virtual world from a variety of perspective points without the use of virtual reality hardware such as glasses, goggles, or digital devices.

In November, the firm announced that it will collaborate with Mark Zuckerberg to create its own self-branded metaverse that would connect the physical and digital worlds utilising Disney’s library of IPs. Characters and franchises such as Princess Elsa and Buzz Lightyear, as well as Marvel, Star Wars, The Muppets, and Disney Animation Studios, fall into this category.

The company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, stated in a recent statement in November,

“Our efforts to date are merely a prelude to a time when we’ll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even closer, allowing for storytelling without boundaries in our own Disney metaverse, and we look forward to creating unrivalled opportunities for consumers to experience everything Disney has to offer across our products and platforms, wherever they may be.”

Walt Disney, on the other hand, has always been at the forefront of introducing new technologies to the entertainment industry. As a result, the melding of the real and digital worlds for people to engage is unquestionably a big step forward that will be recorded in the history of innovation.

For quite some time, the company has been experimenting with virtual and augmented reality. Disney Imagineers built an animation tool in 2018 that enables Disney animators to create in virtual reality. Following that, they created a few more tools, including an AR puppeteering tool.

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Chetna Prakash