Are you curious about the metaverse and how to navigate its diverse and evolving (virtual) landscape? If so, you might want to check out this launch post that introduces the MetaPlayers Quadrant or MPQ for short: a simple but powerful framework that can help you understand, compare and plot distinct types of metaverse experiences.
Key points in this launch post
- The MPQ is based on two dimensions: (de)centralization on one axis and productizing versus “platformization” on the other axis
- Platformization measures the degree of openness and modularity that a metaverse offers to its creators and users. A metaverse product is more like its own (often true 3D) planet while a platform is more like a (2.5D) galaxy.
- Centralization measures the degree of control and ownership that the creators and users of a metaverse have over its content, rules and economy.
- By combining these two dimensions, there are four quadrants that represent various kinds of metaverse experiences: