With Microsoft’s recent bid to buy Activision Blizzard, it seems clearer that gaming will be a key component of the Metaverse, especially since Open World video games already are a small version of how the Metaverse is being portrayed. It also makes the term “video game” sound a little outdated.
Although these are just trailers, you can really get a better sense of the breath taking vision and potential for the gaming Metaverse. The Open World format with its broad horizons, bright blue skies and fantastic creatures has the potential to be massively seductive, especially as an easy escape and to explore beyond the rigid urban settings that many of us live in.
But I wonder how will footwear design fit and compete with the endless amount of new objects and fantastic characters that will also be for sale in the Metaverse?
If footwear/fashion companies create their own worlds/platforms to trade their digital product, will they also have more competitors and go head to head with digital giants as Microsoft and Activision Blizzard?
Material development, fit and comfort will really become features of the past as lifestyle and aesthetic become more important. Which also follows perfectly what fashion is about. Hyper fashion. But what will our homes look like? :))