The Metaverse engine Neos VR is continuously being developed. A new update raises the so-called VR operating system to the next level and integrates numerous new improvements and functions in the software. This includes its own crypto currency, a World Browser, a new Hub, a revised UI and much more.
Neos VR – Metaverse 0.8: Quality-of-Life-Changes and numerous new features
In the social VR platform Neos VR, users can create their own worlds and share them with other users. So they can not only communicate with each other, but also work together without new coding knowledge in new creative environments. Now the responsible developers, especially co-founder Tomás “Frooxius” Mariančík, released the biggest update for the VR software:
With the update, users can access a World Browser for the first time, which displays an overview of the created works of the community. In it, the various worlds are sorted by category and thus easily surveyable for the users.
Above all, the new input hub should inspire new users when they first dive into the virtual environment and show them what is possible with the Metaverse tool. The digital entrance gate is to be continuously developed and supplemented by interactive elements.
For a better user experience provides a revised UI. This should address the known initial difficulties of the alpha phase and replace it with more user-friendly options. An undo / redo function allows you to undo previous actions.
The new tutorials also make it easier to get started and increase the learning curve when using the appropriate tools. A friend list now shows the online status of other players.
On the other hand, the new locomotion system based on a realistic physics engine ensures better locomotion. Depending on your choice, you can run along walls, jump, climb or glide weightlessly through the air.
The new avatars bring a lot more expressiveness, giving them more realistic eye movements and individual customization options.
You can find the complete patch notes here.
Neos VR – Metaverse 0.8: Cryptocurrency and future plans
One of the biggest changes, however, is the introduction of its own cryptocurrency Neos Credits. These have already been integrated into a previous patch, but are now unfolding their usefulness and are the first step in creating their own economy. Accordingly, they can be exchanged for in-game objects in the future. The currency is sent via chat system. For this, users should soon be able to create their own shops to offer their merchandise and complete packages.
The proceeds are intended to help the small Dev team develop their metaverse. In addition to the Patreon donations, they will serve as a source of income in the future.
Also in the future, the diligent developers remain true to their line and already announce further developments of their software. The next step is to focus on performance in order not only to create a smoother gaming experience, but also significantly lower hardware requirements. At the same time Neos VR is to be extended to other VR platforms, such as Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Also an AR variant for Magic Leap One is in planning.
Neos VR is currently available for free on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR glasses on Steam.