Chinese tech giant Baidu is set to unveil a metaverse solution called XiRang MetaStack at the company’s annual flagship developers’ conference that will be held on Jan. 10. The first batch of metaverse city projects developed based on the solution will also be presented to the public at the same time. Beijing-based Baidu said the solution enables the creation of an independent metaverse based on a series of metaverse infrastructures and one-stop development platforms in only 40 days, which would have otherwise taken six months to a year to complete. “Building a metaverse through XiRang MetaStack could improve R&D efficiency by 300% as well as reduce operation and maintenance costs by 50% compared to systems of the same size”, said Baidu Vice President Ma Jie. [Economic Information Daily, in Chinese]