zSpace is designed with five core principles—Persistence, Photorealism, Massively Multiplayer, Mixed Reality, and Distributed:
- Persistence: Everything in zSpace is persistent, meaning that there is a single and global ‘game state’ that all Members experience simultaneously within the Metaverse. If a Member is at a specific location, other Members will experience that Member at that location. If an object is at a specific location, all Members will experience that object at that location. If an event happens at a particular time and location, all Members nearby will experience the same event simultaneously. zSpace is designed to mimic reality as closely as is ‘humanly’ possible.
- Photorealism: zSpace makes Members, landscapes, objects and interactions ‘feel’ as close to waking reality as possible. This means that the system will be initially designed for highly performant PCs, VR headsets, and high-end GPU streaming. The objective is to create the highest fidelity in-game experience possible.
- Massively Multiplayer: zSpace is designed to support ‘Internet Scale’, meaning that it intends to eventually support billions of Members and trillions of unique objects. It is important from both an experience and development perspective that Members can seamlessly move between landscapes, worlds, and servers, without loading screens. A player should be able to in theory keep walking, and never stop.
- Mixed Reality: zSpace is designed to support cross-platform interoperability. zSpace should be no less real, or able to be interacted with, when outside of zSpace. Purchases should be able to be made on your phone or PC. Objects in VR should be able to be experienced inside and outside of zSpace. zSpace is intended to support all modern devices, including but not limited to popular VR/AR headsets, desktop computers (Windows & Mac), browsers (via streaming), mobile phones and tablets.
- Distributed: zSpace itself needs to be hosted as a peer-to-peer application on open protocols, open networks, and as open source software. Similar to Bitcoin or IPFS, it should be hosted and maintained by a distributed community using cryptographic incentives with no central point of failure.