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Epic Games Develops New Web3 Programming Language, Verse

With Web3 growing every day, new programming languages are entering the space. However, it is still a work in progress due to the shortage of developers in the field that will eventually no longer exist.

With this in mind, Fortnite studio Epic Games is diving deeper into the metaverse through programming. In fact, the Unreal Engine developer has launched a new web3 programming language called Verse.

Like the Metaverse, Verse is developed openly. Epic Games pledges to provide descriptions, specifications, and tools available to the public without restriction.

The open-source language will be accessible to programmers, artists, and designers. Verse also seeks to offer more scalable features, such as interoperability and fast transactions.

Objectively, no new programming language would be needed, as all existing ones are turing-complete, it says in a presentation. Nevertheless, Verse should offer more than existing programming languages in terms of scalability – applications from millions of programmers for billions of users – transactions and interoperability.

The new Web3 language uses functional logic, similar to Curry and Mercury, but fosters innovation. Verse is the newest addition to the burgeoning family of web3 programming languages, which also includes Rust, Solidity, and Clarity.

According to Binance Feed, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, is optimistic about the metaverse. His company controls one of the core technologies for 3D content creation, the Unreal Engine, and manages Fortnite, possibly the most popular proto-metaverse.

On another note, Epic Games won Sony as an investor and partner. The Japanese company invested a total of 1.25 billion U.S. dollars recently, highlighting Fortnite in particular as a social meeting place that goes beyond gaming. That was even before Facebook became Meta.

For years, there have been rumors about possible XR hardware and software from Epic Games, a new infrastructure around the Epic Store, but it has not been made official yet. However, the development of Verse, the partnership with Sony and the investments in tools like the digital human builder MetaHuman Creator indicate that more Metaverse might come from Epic Games in the future.

It is important to note that Unreal Engine 5 is the newest 3D computer graphics gaming engine from Epic Games, and it’s one of the most advanced technologies, representing the future of the metaverse. Memecoin Shiba Inu’s SHIB: The Metaverse is currently under development with Unreal Engine 5.

In other Epic Games news, the most-subscribed-to YouTuber, MrBeast, has joined Epic Games’ Fortnite for an Extreme Survival Challenge on December 17. The player with the highest score, after collecting the most coins and surviving ‘extreme challenges,’ will win and receive $1 million.

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