My perspective changed completely when I was approached in 2015 by a visionary who completely blew me away with the virtual reality experience she designed herself and incorporated into her EP launch. I was fully immersed in the universe that she created, as well as incredibly excited at the potential this technology had to offer the world.
Then and there, I realized that virtual reality was the way to create a fully immersive experience that wasn’t just focused on gaming, but on community-building and social interaction as well.
I was immediately moved by the thought of meeting up with my friends on the virtual battlefield and recognizing their mannerisms and unique body language manifested in the metaverse. In the metaverse, your friend or teammate isn’t just some wooden avatar personalized with cosmetics; instead, they are a faithful and recognizable simulacrum.
Imagine! You and the fireteam crush a few rounds in a row after spending hours working on your tactics and communication. To celebrate, you spend the rest of the night hanging out and going over the minutiae of your successful gaming session. But you don’t need to be in the same neighborhood –or even on the same continent– to interact and feel each other’s presence. All you need is a headset and an internet connection.
I was all-in from that moment. However, I knew that much more work needed to be done for us to get there. So, we began our journey to build a startup into the biggest VR empire in the world. That was the birth of AEXLAB.
– Jonathan Ovadia
Co-Founder & CEO, Aexlab Inc.