Is it us, or does PS5's metaverse look a lot like FIFA?

A 3D model of Manchester City's football stadium for the metaverse
(Image credit: Sony / Manchester City FC)

Sony and Manchester City, one of the world's most successful football clubs, have partnered for a new metaverse project. The PlayStation owner will be making use of all of its know-how to build a virtual football stadium created by members of Sony's VR team. The virtual Etihad Stadium means fans will be able to meet up in VR to watch games, attend concerts, and more. 

Given Sony's announcement of PSVR 2 and the success of PlayStation 5, it's not too far a leap to suggest this deal marks Sony's tentative steps into a PS5 metaverse. Who'd have thought it would look a lot like FIFA?

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.