Pick The Right File Formats Today To Build Tomorrow’s Metaverse

Multiple File Formats Support Extended Reality Experiences

February 9th, 2023
With contributors:
Chris Gardner , David Truog , Martha Bennett , Zachary Stone , Julie Ask , Kate Vella , Caroline Bonde , Rachel Birrell


When building and delivering extended reality (XR) experiences, software developers will encounter many file formats. Rarely visible to the end user, these formats are necessary to transmit and render objects. While you can often convert from one format to another without loss, some formats provide more information than others. This report helps developers understand the different file formats available, when to use each, and strategies to manage the large assets that can choke code-based version-control systems.

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