Source Digital, a Metaverse-based platform, has announced its partnership with cloud gaming service Blacknut to power the streaming of the Sansar Metaverse, a social virtual reality platform, and Source Activated Moments (SAMs).
Initiating a Multi-Faceted Metaverse Portal
Per the announcement, as of Q1 2023, Smart TV users would be able to gain access to Sansar by activating a Source APP on their devices to watch live events while exploring live events as mixed reality, cutting across between the physical world viewing and Metaverse.
“This partnership seals what will certainly be a complete game changer for smart device users everywhere,” said Source Digital, Inc. Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer Hank Frecon. Additionally, users can explore other Metaverse worlds, play games, shop, access information, and engage with brands using their smart remotes or game controllers.
When a user streams an event or program on their device with Blacknut running in the background, Sansar as the Metaverse creator authorizes a pop-up anytime there is a coordinating Source Activated Moment (SAM) that can be experienced, immersing the user into an alternative world where they can run the game via a smart remote, which can also be used to return them to the TV show.
Providing Mass Adoption of Metaverse Content
According to Chief Executive Officer Chance Richie, Blacknut and Source Digital partnership will initiate “mass adoption of shoppable, interactive Metaverse content from the TV – the world’s most ubiquitous interactive device.”
Olivier Avaro, CEO at Blacknut, added, “Blacknut recognized early on the importance of democratizing interactive entertainment to the general public by breaking all hardware barriers. With our new partnership with Source Digital, Blacknut extends its exclusive cloud gaming solution to virtualize Metaverse experiences and bring Sansar on any connected screens.”