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What is XR?

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What is XR?

What is XR and How Will It Underpin the Metaverse?

XR is an abbreviation of Extended Reality. It’s an umbrella term that covers the combination of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. Devices that claim to be capable of XR can deliver experiences relating to all three components.

Since XR is an umbrella term that includes everything from VR gaming to, by some definitions, things as simple as Google Maps; it can be tricky to pinpoint exactly what an XR device is.

Technically speaking, the Metaverse concept as outlined by Facebook (or Meta) is XR. Mark Zuckerberg said that the Metaverse is “the future we are working towards. A virtual environment where you can be present with people in a digital space.”

Want to learn how will XR be used in the Metaverse?

Read this article to find out how XR will be used in the Metaverse


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