Today, the metaverse is a hot new topic in the tech world. Every day we hear some new company trying to do something innovative in the ‘metaverse’ space. However, according to Valve’s Corporation’s co-founder and CEO, most people don’t know what they’re talking about.
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In a conversation with PCGamer, Newell said in a statement, “Most of the people who are talking about metaverse have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about,” calling them “a bunch of get rich quick schemes.”
He added, stating that whatever people are claiming to experience in a metaverse is something gamers have already done while playing MMOs. He added, “They’re like, ‘Oh, you’ll have this customizable avatar.’ And it’s like, well… go into La Noscea in Final Fantasy 14 and tell me that this isn’t a problem from a decade ago, not some fabulous thing that you’re, you know, inventing.”
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He however shared that he was more optimism about the whole metaverse situation and that it’ll eventually get all sorted out. He stated that its no secret that the gaming industry has been exploring these technologies for a long time and it’ll be interesting to see if anyone who is now joining in on the fun has something noteworthy to add, rather than, “a desire to have a whole bunch of people give them a bunch of money for magic reasons.”
Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella had somewhat similar opinions surrounding the metaverse, which he had revealed a few weeks ago.
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In an interview with the Financial Times, Nadella stated, that Metaverse won’t be very different from videogames, “You and I will be sitting on a conference room table soon with either our avatars or our holograms or even 2D surfaces with surround audio. Guess what? The place where we have been doing that forever… is gaming.”
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