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Gaming technology will be the biggest driving force for the evolution of the metaverse in the near term, according to a new report published last week by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Video game publishers will be pushing deeper into live service platforms whose virtual worlds exhibit the potential of the metaverse, with the estimated in-game purchase revenue driving those platforms totaling over $128 billion in 2021, said the report.

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