Apple's Vision Pro headset will get the first metaverse app with 'ultra-realistic graphics'


Apple's Vision Pro headset is likely to get its first metaverse app by the second quarter of this year. Victoria VR, a firm that works on Web3 and virtual reality related projects, is developing this app for Vision Pro. According to the initial announcement made over the weekend, the app will feature ultra-realistic graphics to make the headset experience as impressive as technically possible. With this, Victoria VR is looking to connect with members of the global high-end gaming sector at a time when the global gaming market is set to reach a valuation of $256.9 billion (approximately Rs 21,33,268 crore) by 2025.

Apple released its futuristic, mixed reality (XR) Vision Pro headset on February 2, 2024 – several months after announcing it at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2023. The headset is priced at $3,499 (approximately Rs 2.9 lakh).

Deploying its app on Vision Pro, Victoria VR wants to integrate Apple's inhouse technology with its own and provide gamers with a life-like game experience.

“Every day there will be new opportunities that will encourage users to return and engage with the world. Victoria VR said in its whitepaper released earlier this week.

It is interesting that, despite Apple's reluctance to expose its users to volatile virtual digital assets like cryptocurrencies, Victoria VR's app vision will introduce users to crypto and NFT activities.

“Our primary focus will be to target cryptocurrency users and speculators as early adopters. We will become one of the main global markets for NFTs. “Within Victoria VR, users will be able to create NFTs and securely trade NFTs in and out of The Big Market VR,” the whitepaper further states.

Apple has not yet addressed crypto-related elements of VR games on the Vision Pro. The iPhone maker has previously come under fire from members of the Web3 industry for hindering app development on its App Store.

In April 2023, a California appeals court also ruled Apple's policy of not allowing app developers to integrate third-party payment methods with its services 'unlawful'. The court's decision is expected to lead to changes in Apple's App Store payment practices in the EU and may also allow Web3 apps to add more functionality to their iOS iterations.

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