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Epic Games announces revolutionary new programming language for the metaverse

December 18th
4 min read

Verse programming language set to take the gaming world by storm

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Epic Games announces revolutionary new programming language for the metaverse

Epic Games, the developers behind the massively popular Unreal Engine and Fortnite, have announced the creation of a new programming language called Verse. This exciting new language is part of the Web3 programming language family, which includes competitors such as Solidity, Clarity, Curry, Mercury, and Rust.

Verse is being developed with the goal of advancing the metaverse, and is focused on five key principles. According to Epic Games, these principles include enabling the creation of social interactions in a shared real-time 3D environment, supporting an open economy governed by rules rather than corporate overlords, and being open-source and available to any programmer, artist, or designer interested in using it.

This means that engines like Unreal, Unity, and others can all be supported by Verse. Epic Games is also planning on publishing papers and specifications for anyone to implement, and will offer a compiler, verifier, and runtime under a permissive open-source license with no IP encumbrances.

So why should gamers care about Verse? Well, for starters, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we experience the metaverse. The language is being developed to introduce higher scalability, interoperability, and faster transaction completion, which are all areas that are currently lacking in the world of crypto.

But what about the competition? Solidity is one of the most popular programming languages out there, with developers using it monthly to create smart contracts on Ethereum. Another competing language, Rust, is also increasing in popularity due to its ability to support development for highly scalable projects.

However, Epic Games believes that Verse has what it takes to stand out from the crowd. In their presentation, they acknowledged that current Web3 programming languages are Turing-complete, meaning they can be utilized in a computationally universal system. The team at Epic Games believes that a new language like Verse can help evolve the industry further by introducing new features and capabilities.

Verse is being developed by a talented team at Epic Games, including Simon Peyton Jones, Koen Claessen, Ranjit Jhala, Tim Sweeney, Lennart Augustsson, and Olin Shivers. These experts are working hard to bring Verse to life, and gamers everywhere are excited to see what the future holds for this promising new language.

So there you have it, a quick rundown on Epic Games new programming language, Verse. From its focus on social interactions and open economies to its support for interoperable content and live updates, there's no doubt that Verse has the potential to shape the future of the metaverse. Gamers, keep an eye on this one - it's sure to be a game-changer.

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