Microsoft Follows Suit With Meta, Shuts Down Metaverse Team

  • Feb 11, 2023 at 5:30 am
  • Microsoft, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has announced that it is shutting down its Metaverse team. The Metaverse team was responsible for exploring the creation of virtual and augmented reality environments. This news comes as a surprise, as Microsoft was once one of the leaders in the field of virtual and augmented reality, with the HoloLens being one of its most notable products.

    The Metaverse team was created in 2020, with the aim of exploring the potential of virtual and augmented reality and how these technologies could shape the future of computing. The team was made up of a group of highly skilled engineers and researchers who were tasked with developing new technologies and applications for virtual and augmented reality.

    Over the past few years, the Metaverse team made significant progress in advancing the field of virtual and augmented reality. The team was responsible for developing and launching several innovative products and technologies, including the HoloLens, a mixed-reality headset that was designed to bring holograms into the real world.

    Despite its initial success, the Metaverse team’s future has been uncertain for some time. In recent years, Microsoft has shifted its focus away from virtual and augmented reality and towards other areas of technology, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence. This shift in focus was reflected in the company’s recent decision to shut down its Metaverse team.