What is a networked VE?

A networked virtual environment (net-VE) is a software system in which multiple users interact with each other in real-time, even though those users may be physically located around the world.

Typically, each user accesses his/her own computer workstation or console, using it to provide a user interface to the content of a virtual environment.

These environments usually aim to provide users with a sense of realism by incorporating realistic 3D graphics, spatial sound & other modalities to create an immersive experience.