Xiaomi prepares its entrance to the metaverse with virtual characters or pets that will be “genetically” unique, developed with blockchain technology and that we can care for, dress and train in the purest Pokémon style.
With Xiaomi about to present his great project for this decade, which is none other than his first electric car , it seems that the Haidian giant wants to continue diversifying its ways of doing business, now seeking to enter this blockchain and the metaverse that stops many still sound like Mandarin Chinese.
It will not be the first manufacturer to try it, as we have already seen how HTC was preparing smartphones focused in the metaverse, and in fact it is that we do not know how Xiaomi considers its entry into these new markets, but from Xiaomiui anticipate new related patents.
Apparently, there is nothing yet on hardware or devices on the exit ramp that are specifically designed for the metaverse or the blockchain, but Xiaomi will focus to start in these virtual worlds with a series of software developments related to virtual characters, pets or avatars on which they are already working in the c Lei Jun’s company.
The new characters or virtual pets Xiaomi will be based on ‘blockchain’ technology, they will be very simple to create and will have unique “genetic” sequences to be absolutely different from each other.
The truth is that Xiaomi has already made its first steps in the past with the Crypto Rabbits, which were withdrawn on March 1, 2022 and whose functionality remained in being a kind of virtual pets with a structure encrypted and unique structure, that nobody could copy, reproduce or modify once our rabbit has been created.
In this case , we are talking about more complex virtual characters , with whom we can play in a similar way to Pokémon having to take care of them and train them, being able to feed them at our discretion, put clothes on them or equip them with accessories and abilities of the most varied.
According to the details that have emerged in China, it seems that the method of Character creation will be very simple, since it will suffice to provide certain parameters of the image and other aspects to create this virtual character with your unique “genetic” sequence.
We don’t know much more than this, but all these characters or virtual pets will be different from each other as if they were living beings, driven from s u based on technology blockchain and certainly serving as entertainment for users of Xiaomi mobiles, with the potential even to provide a part “living” to the mobile smart assistant .
Obviously for now it’s all speculation and there will be months or years before we see something like this, but Xiaomi is also taking small steps to enter the metaverse.. Interesting!