Phil Spencer: Metaverse Is a Poorly Constructed Video Game

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has said that the metaverse is a poorly constructed video game.

This information was revealed by Spencer during the WSJ Tech Live 2022 event (via The Verge). You can check out our other articles here if you’re interested in controversies in the metaverse, blockchain, and NFTs.

Phil Spencer: Metaverse Is a Poorly Constructed Video Game

Speaking at WSJ Tech Live 2022, Phil Spencer described the metaverse as a “poorly constructed video game”.

Video game creators have an uncanny ability to build interesting worlds that we want to spend time in. For me, building a metaverse that looks like a meeting room… I just find that it’s not a place to spend most of my time.

Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming

Spencer isn’t the only one pushing back on this idea of the metaverse. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel defined the metaverse as “living inside a computer” and followed it up by saying, “The last thing I want to do when I get home from work at the end of a long day is live inside a computer.”

Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, said that metaverse is “a word I would never use”. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that the company tends to “not use” the word metaverse “because for us, it’s a big, broad term. For us, it’s next-generation storytelling”.

Despite his comments about the metaverse, Spencer feels that the concept will change. “I was flirting a bit with [mengatakan itu]bad video games. I just think we’re still early,” said Spencer.

But he feels that, over time, the metaverse “will end up looking more like a video game than some of the models I see for the metaverse right now”.

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