Monday, December 22, 2008

MPEG-V(irtual) step #2: A Call for Technology Proposal for Standards in Virtual Worlds

I have just posted a lengthy post about the next phase of the MPEG-V(irtual) call.
MPEG, a working group in ISO/IEC, has produced many important standards (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, and MPEG-21). MPEG feels that it is important to standardize intermediate formats and protocols for “Information exchange with Virtual Worlds”, MPEG-V in the areas of “Data representations between virtual worlds” and “Data representations between virtual worlds and the physical world”.
See the entire post here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

PlayStation Home goes open beta

Sony has just launched the public beta of PlayStation Home, Sony's metaverse for PS3.

It looks awesome and full of possibilities (have a look at the plane sequence, please!), and they already have a strong partnership. Let's see if and how they handle content creation.