Disney Moves Toward the Metaverse With Approved US Patent to Create a ‘Virtual-World Simulator’ – Metaverse Bitcoin News

A recently discovered patent shows the American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate, Walt Disney Company, was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a “virtual-world simulator” patent. The simulator is composed of a “three-dimensional (3D) map of the geometry of the real-world venue.”

Disney’s Virtual-World Simulator Patent Follows Bob Chapek’s Discussion About the Disney Metaverse

Disney’s interest in the metaverse and blockchain technology has been showing recently as a recent patent approved at the end of December reveals the entertainment giant filed for a “virtual-world simulator” concept.

The virtual-world simulator patent follows Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s earnings call in November when he explained the firm is ready for “our own” metaverse. Chapek also noted that Disney is always on the cutting edge of new technologies.

“The Walt Disney Company has a long track record as an early adopter in the use of technology to enhance the entertainment experience,” Chapek remarked during the earnings call. Chapek, Disney CEO, added:

Our efforts to date are merely a prologue to a time when we’ll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even more closely, allowing for storytelling without boundaries in our own Disney metaverse, and we look forward to creating unparalleled opportunities for consumers to experience everything Disney has to offer across our products and platforms, wherever the consumer may be.

Cloning One of Disney’s 12 Theme Parks, Lost Sales From the Pandemic, Disney Says It Has “No Current Plans” to Launch the Virtual World

A United States Patent #11,210.843 was filed by Disney. It describes a virtual-world simulation that features a computing protocol. This includes a hardware processor as well as memory for storing the program code. In order to perform actions on the virtual-world Disney venues’ geometry, the protocol can also be used by a handheld device or computer.

Disney Moves Toward the Metaverse With Approved US Patent to Create a 'Virtual-World Simulator'
United States Patent #11,210.843 was filed by Walt Disney Company.

The control or handheld device is able to “simulate a virtual-world by conforming the identified one or more virtual effects to the geometry of the real-world venue from a present vantage point of the tracked moving perspective.”

Essentially, the technology is a clone of one of Disney’s 12 theme parks located all around the world. It is possible that the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed the company to create a virtual experience in order to replace the revenue lost from closing physical theme parks.

In February 2021 statistics show Disney had lost $2.6 Billion due to sales losses during the pandemic. However, the company just recently made a profit once again in August 2021. However, Disney may be keeping the virtual-world simulator concept on the back burner, as the company told the Los Angeles Times it has “no current plans” to launch the virtual world.

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