Chris Pfaff moderates ‘Large-Scale Streaming for the Metaverse: Building for a World of Active Virtual Participation’ at Streaming Media East 2023, Boston

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Chris Pfaff moderated a session, ‘Large-Scale Streaming for the Metaverse: Building for a World of Active Participation,’ at Streaming Media East 2023, on May 18, 2023 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, that featured some of the leading immersive streaming pros, including Alan Bucaria, production manager for Media.Monks, Sean Gardner, head of video strategy and market development for AMD, and Joshua Johnson, senior director, solution architects, for EdgeNext.

AMD and Media.Monks had recently worked on a Post Malone Oculus VR project, ‘Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: a VR Experience,’ a virtual concert, and discussed the need for higher-resolution, low latency streaming for immersive experiences. The group also discussed the videogame industry’s work in large-scale virtual events – from Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert (27.7 milliion unique players, with 12.3 million concurrent users) to Sony PlayStation’s State of Play – and the increased use of Unreal Engine, Unity, and Lumberyard to enable creators to build their own worlds in 2D or 3D for large-scale audiences.

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Sean Gardner, Chris Pfaff, Joshua Johnson, and Alan Bucaria after their Streaming Media East 2023 panel