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ENGAGE Reveals First Look at “Link” Metaverse Platform for Enterprise and Education – Road to VR

ENGAGE, the XR metaverse company for education and enterprise, today unveiled its Link social platform that the company calls a “complete enterprise metaverse”.

Formerly codename Oasis when first revealed in June 2021, the Ireland-based studio calls Link a “business metaverse”, as it was designed to house persistent virtual worlds that serve as gateways to individual spaces where employees, students, and individual users can interact.

The studio released a six-minute first look at Link today below:

In the video, ENGAGE’s Chris Madsen walks us through the basics of Link platform starting with ‘Central Plaza’, a starting point to other worlds and also serving as a meeting place for events. Navigating through one of the portals brings you to what the company calls a “metaworld,” or virtual persistent locations specifically designed for individual businesses.

Madsen then introduces two other hubs, “Enterprise Plaza” and “Education Plaza,” which organize the portals according to professional and educational content, respectively.

Link also offers an “Apartment Plaza,” which hosts configurable personal spaces for anyone who joins the platform, available as a kind of home space, not just for business or education-focused users. The user’s virtual penthouse is what Madsen calls “an opportunity to have friends and family, socialize, hang out, watch movies, and have a good time.” In addition to being able to customize the apartment, Madsen features a “simulation room” that allows you to launch bespoke experiments.

This follows the studio’s €9 million (~$10.7 million) fundraising round last year, which spurred the creation of Link, which Engage XR said would be touted at the time as an “opportunity for businesses to expand their customer base and provide immersive services at a reasonable price.”

Engage is accessible via SteamVR headsets, Meta Quest 2, Pico headsets, Vive Focus Plus, in addition to desktop and mobile devices. For pricing and additional features, head to the company’s website to learn more.