Raph Koster has finally unveiled what he’s working on. It’s exactly kinda like what I pretty much expected, somewhat. It follows along the lines of what I expected, anyway. User-generated content, RMT, Web 2.0. What I didn’t expect was how open the platform seems to be. Essentially, Metaplace appears to be a web-based platform (device ambiguous, including mobile) that can be used to create almost any scope of virtual world. Instead of the Second Life approach of one virtual world with many parts, it is many virtual worlds that can be accessed from one place. It is much better explained in this article, and on the (currently bogged down) Metaplace website. Congrats to Raph and company on the announcement!

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