How Will We Build the Metaverse? Unreal Engine 5 and Beyond


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This week’s video is a little differently paced from normal. Last time, there were so many amazing comments on the Metaverse video, that I’ve spent the last 3 weeks considering them. Today, I respond to a few of the most thought provoking of them, and of course, had to turn the experience into a game!

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20 Comments
  • Razwi MK
    Posted at 14:14h, 24 August

    damn, it feels unreal to think about it. I started a project of my own in the unreal engine which you will go to a big sci-fi building in the middle of a tropical island. I started it as a social hub and just virtual tourism. Currently, I have done the VR setup and done basic landscape design and texturing.

  • CreepyOG
    Posted at 14:27h, 24 August

    Keep an eye out for Neuralink. Neural implants that let you control a computer or mobile device will certainly integrate with augmented and virtual reality. This will be the true nature of the metaverse.

  • Curious Human
    Posted at 14:40h, 24 August

    This is so cool, I really like these videos and concepts (especially the ones where you test the limits of UE 5)

  • Xerly
    Posted at 14:42h, 24 August

    Have u maid that map ?

  • vishal deshwal
    Posted at 14:50h, 24 August

    Your way of telling stories….. It's amazing buddy.

  • patrick bradley
    Posted at 16:12h, 24 August

    I truly look forward to these Vlogs. Honestly some of the workflow videos in the past have helped me dial down the order in which I can tackle obstacles in my learning projects. Keep up the great work!

  • Lam0rak
    Posted at 16:21h, 24 August

    Incredibly well put together video!

  • Ben Smith
    Posted at 19:21h, 24 August

    Full John wick 12 mins in. Needs more guns.

  • Richard Saffrie
    Posted at 19:26h, 24 August

    Such a cool and inspiring way to interact with your viewers! Keep up the great work!

  • Rean Combrinck
    Posted at 21:03h, 24 August

    One thing to consider when discussing the many metaverses as opposed to the singular one is that the very universal protocol linking all these worlds together could best be described as the metaverse, and the worlds within that would be what you describe as a metaverse.

    When settling on the terminology matching it to our current understanding of network and interactive media most closely matches that description.

    The internet isn't controlled by anyone. And neither should or would the metaverse be. Yet there can still only be one verse, with millions of galaxies and worlds and suns to give it life… 🙂

  • Luke Arn
    Posted at 21:41h, 24 August

    I think what should be done is build an educational metaverse worked with game designers. But think about a metaverse where you could go to a park in real life and have a war game their or an educational one learn about dinosaurs and then a metaverse for home improvement how to build things visuals go so much farther nowadays.

  • geo hacks
    Posted at 21:54h, 24 August

    Underrated, please make more metaverse things inside of unreal engine 5, that's my favourite type of content!

  • Daniel Talis
    Posted at 02:06h, 25 August

    Consider this.. humanity is ascending to a new level of consciousness and the Metaverse is the means by which this can be achieved.

  • The Metaverse
    Posted at 02:47h, 25 August

    WebGL/WebGPU, WebAssembly, and WebXR is the path to the metaverse via the World Wide Web. The same way we currently navigate 2D webpages is how we will traverse from one virtual world to another in a seamless, interoperable way.

  • Weiheng Lu
    Posted at 03:47h, 25 August

    I was amazed by your metaverse video so much and I am learning UE from the ground up now, thank you
    @Alistair Hume and keep up!

  • Skippy Stoneskin
    Posted at 13:27h, 25 August

    Half life alyx is incredible. I forgot I was in vr. People are waiting for vr to be "there" but I think it already is

  • Dustin Does Stuff
    Posted at 14:30h, 25 August

    Incredible! What a journey you are on 👓

  • *Hollywood2000 Videos*
    Posted at 03:19h, 26 August

    With unreal engine and unity and other 3D modeling programs we already have enough software to go ahead and start building a metal verse some big company like Facebook Google or Microsoft if they want to take the lead and start building some of it and then let everybody else jump in and start adding their little worlds just like the work you're doing in your videos and then we start putting it together and then we start building it out the way I look at the metaverce it will never be finished it will always be new worlds to build and spaces to create in vr you know you would do the Earth and then you do the universe and then it just keeps going on and on so that's the way I look at it will never be finished it will always be more to add so we need to start now and stop just talking about it cuz yeah I build 3D models models and worlds from old games I used to do and you're doing a great job with your stuff and I want to do new stuff with mines but we need to put all these worlds together and it was cool what you said in the video

  • Dries Bester
    Posted at 14:03h, 27 August

    Good video

  • rocco di mella
    Posted at 14:33h, 27 August

    Hi there
    How can I contact you? I have a job you might be interested