Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One, and Dan Farah, the producer of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the story, have partnered to develop a digital metaverse dubbed Readyverse for the movie with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) and metaverse company Futureverse.
Cline and Farah will co-found Readyverse Studios with Futureverse’s Shara Senderoff and Aaron McDonald. The firm’s mission is to introduce a metaverse known as the “Readyverse,” which they define as a “platform of interconnected digital experiences.”
Futureverse declared on X (formerly Twitter) that Warner Bros. Discovery and Readyverse Studios have partnered to distribute the Ready Player One franchise exclusively in the metaverse and throughout Web3. Furthermore, at the discretion of Cline, Readyverse shall retain sole Web3 rights to any forthcoming intellectual property (IP).
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Farah stated that discussions have commenced with major studios and IP rights holders and that the studio is close to determining collaboration opportunities with Readyverse.
The Readyverse, according to the announcement by Futureverse, will “champion the principles of the open metaverse.” Futureverse defines interoperability, security, decentralization, community-owned infrastructure, and provable digital ownership.
Web3 platforms established the Open Metaverse Alliance in 2022 to safeguard the metaverse’s adherence to democratic principles, decentralization, transparency, and inclusivity. Prominent Web3 entities founded the organization, including Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, Decentraland, and The Sandbox.
An executive deemed the metaverse depicted in Ready Player One unrealistic in 2022. CEO of Everyrealm, Janine Yorio, stated at Korean Blockchain Week 2022 that the film gave the community insight into life in the metaverse.
Nevertheless, the executive contended that numerous metaverses are presently undergoing development for desktop use rather than virtual reality, as depicted in the film.