Microsoft Vortex Project – the Company’s Metaverse – is Seeking Employees
January 11, 2021 |
The metaverse is a virtual environment where people will be able to engage in a range of activities like work, entertainment, social and more. Many people see it as the future and could one day seamlessly integrate with how we live our day-to-day lives. It is also the name taken by Facebook (now Meta) for its own virtual reality space, the Metaverse.
So, while other Big Tech companies are very much interested in working with the metaverse, they are not so much about working with the Metaverse. For example, Microsoft has its own plans for a metaverse product known as Vortex.
Vortex was named in a Microsoft job post seeking a Senior Designer to work on the project. It seems the company is focusing on a more reality-based concept of the metaverse:
“Vortex is a newly founded studio within the Microsoft Mixed Reality group exploring product frontiers that bring together collaborative science, missions to benefit our planet, and entertainment all while pushing the forefront of technology. We are looking for a Senior Designer to join our team as we define the future of Mixed Reality experiences.
In this role, you will work closely with designers, engineers, and program managers to drive narrative design into UX workstreams. You will bring to life persistent experiences across HoloLens, VR and physical locations that lay the groundwork for the next era in interactive entertainment.”