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We tried Flipkart’s experimental metaverse shopping and it’s terrible: know more

Walmart-owned Flipkart announced partnering with Web3 company eDAO to launch metaverse shopping on the platform called Flipverse

What's the news: Walmart-owned Flipkart on October 17 announced that it has partnered with Web3 company eDAO to launch metaverse shopping on the platform. Called Flipverse, the feature will all customers to browse products in a "photorealistic virtual" manner, the company said.  "Phase one of Flipverse is an Android-only experience, and will be live for a week," Flipkart added. Read: Into The Metaverse — A Primer On The Future State Of The Internet How can you access this feature: Flipverse is available on Flipkart’s NFT platform FireDrops, which can be accessed from the home page of the e-commerce platform’s Android app. The experience does not require a virtual reality (VR) headset. How was the shopping experience: We tried out the feature and it's underwhelming, to say the least. The platform took forever to load. Once it loaded, we played a short game where we shot down asteroids and then were taken to a space station where we move around in a humanoid avatar looking for products and offers showcased in the space station. When we clicked on a product, it took us to the normal shopping experience where we could "Add to cart." The graphics (on a Samsung Galaxy M30s) were terrible. The game then hung and when we restarted the app and tried to access the feature again, we were met with a notification that read: "The party's in full swing. We are doing our best to find you a spot." At the moment, there is no good reason for anyone…

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