Epic Games

A leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology

An end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute and operate games and other content

The time is ripe for the ‘metaverse’. The core concept behind the metaverse is captured in books like Snow Crash and Ready Player One; it includes large virtual worlds in which anyone and anything can exist, hang-out, trade, create and work. Critical to this idea is unprecedented interoperability between experiences. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, paints a picture of what is to come:

"Just as every company a few decades ago created a webpage, and then at some point every company created a Facebook page, I think we’re approaching the point where every company will have a real-time live 3D presence, through partnerships with game companies or through games like Fortnite and Minecraft and Roblox..."

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