Sony Teams up with Theta Labs to Launch 3D NFTs, Spatial Reality Display
Sony Electronics has partnered with Theta Labs to launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be viewed in mixed reality through Sony's Spatial Reality Display, a display that allows individuals to experience things in 3D without the use of typical 3D peripherals.
The Spatial Reality Display follows the viewer's eye movement and modifies the display accordingly, providing a 3D viewing experience. Mitch Liu, co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs, believes NFTs and metaverses now have "great potential" for 3D visualization.
Liu also mentioned that the NFT industry is currently made up of 2D graphics and videos. Theta Labs' CEO, on the other hand, believes that the "metaverse is already 3D." This indicates that users must be able to "visualize and showcase their NFTs in a way that has a physical presence."
According to Sony Electronics CEO Nick Colsey, the NFT release offers a chance for NFT and metaverse enthusiasts to see the capabilities of Sony's new Spatial Reality Display technology. As he stated:
“Consumers can now enjoy a next-generation 3D experience without the need for 3D eyewear. Theta’s NFTs are just the latest way we can show our rapid adoption of metaverse-friendly technology.”
The Tiki Guy, a 3D Tiki Mask, will be released by Sony and Theta as an NFT collection. There will only be ten of these NFTs produced. While the NFT drop is designed for 3D viewing, 2D versions will be available as well.