The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent to the American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate, Walt Disney Company. The patent follows Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s earnings call in November when he stated the firm was ready for its “own” metaverse. In addition, Chapek highlighted that Disney was always at the forefront of the latest technologies.
The simulator is composed of a “3D map of the geometry of the real world venue.” Disney’s Virtual-World Simulator Patent follows Bob Chapek’s discussion about the Disney Metaverse Disney’s interest in the metaverse and blockchain technology has been showing lately as a recent patent approved at the end of December reveals the entertainment giant filed for a “virtual-world simulator” concept. The virtual-world simulator patent follows Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s earnings call in November when he explained the firm is ready for “our own” metaverse.
Chapek remarked during the earnings call. The Disney CEO added:
“Our efforts to date are merely a prologue to a time when we’ll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even more closely, allowing for storytelling without boundaries in our own Disney metaverse, and we look forward to creating unparalleled opportunities for consumers to experience everything Disney has to offer across our products and platforms, wherever the consumer may be”
The United States Patent #11,210,843 filed by Disney explains that the virtual-world simulator features a computing protocol that includes a hardware processor and memory storing the software code. The protocol also tracks the user via a computer or handheld device in order to execute actions with the map of a geometry of a real-world Disney venue.
The handheld device is able to “simulate a virtual world by conforming the identified one or more virtual effects to the geometry of the real-world venue from a present vantage point of the tracked moving perspective.” Essentially, it’s a clone of one of Disney’s 12 theme parks located all around the world, and it has a big enough budget to make up for the revenue loss due to the closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Disney reported a net loss of $2.6 billion from the loss of sales during the pandemic, but the firm said in August that it had turned a small profit for the first time since the crisis began. Disney has not yet said whether it is planning to launch its virtual-world simulator concept, but it told the Los Angeles Times that it has “no current plans” to do so.