Unlikely CEO Herman Narula is once again making some pretty big claims on Twitter. A video demonstration shared last week (and posted to YouTube shortly thereafter) provides a glimpse of a technical test for M², the company’s self-proclaimed “network of interoperable Web3 metaverses,” which is working at quite a large scale – if Narula is to be believed.
The test shows a claimed number of 430 people in an area using audio chat at the same time, although visually it looks like a few dozen; Narula notes that graphics are placeholders, but also commends the use of spatial audio and full occlusion, as well as handling the volume of chatters. The demonstration itself is quite impressive; Narula says that the M² platform can handle a billion people at “Peak Performance” but then back to “about 15,000‘ when asked about MMO-like concurrency. “We can do about 15,000,” he says. “It’s just a language test with a few testers.”
A later tweet from Narula laments the “pain” and the “stupidly difficult journey” the development of SpatialOS, Improbable’s original platform for MMORPG developers, but he also says that the development time has led to the current innovations of his new babies M² and Morpheus.
The tech demo material in particular highlights the official twitter account of Other side, the rumored development MMORPG being built by Yuga Labs that was supposed to be released in April but never did. We point out that this is both a potential partnership between Yuga and Improbable and the fact that Yuga was unable to process NFT transactions in the order of 10,000 or so; Ultimately, however, the network problems were related to ETH transactions may be However, take the demands of the player load with a grain of salt.
Readers will recall that Herman Narula first appeared on our radar in 2016 with the launch of SpatialOS, which garnered a tremendous amount of investor money, including half a billion dollars from SoftBank. At the time, Narula suggested that his plan was to save the MMO genre from what he called a “nuclear winter”; In fact, as early as 2017, he made hypotheses about virtual game worlds with a billion people. However, the list of MMOs that actually launched with SpatialOS is awfully small, and Improbable had recently sold its game studios.
https://massivelyop.com/2022/05/23/improbable-ceo-shows-off-m%C2%B2-tech-test-claims-the-platform-has-peak-capacity-of-1b-users/ Unlikely CEO shows M² tech review and claims platform has ‘peak capacity’ of 1 billion users