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Facebook’s Metaverse Vision Questioned by Gaming Veteran

  • Ex-Nintendo executive Fils-Aime sees industry consolidation
  • Epic, smaller companies will instead lead the digital future
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WATCH: Ex-Nintendo president and COO Reggie-Fils Aime says he’s not buying Meta’s metaverse, he believes the digital future will be driven by smaller companies that are really innovating, Source: Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Platforms Inc. is among the most vocal proponents of the future of the metaverse, but one gaming industry veteran is particularly skeptical about its vision.

Like the cloud five years ago and even the internet of 20 years past, every business is now trying to latch onto the metaverse, said former Nintendo of America Inc. President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. Instead of Facebook’s parent, the digital future will be driven by smaller companies that are really innovating, while companies like Epic Games Inc. are doing “really compelling” things, he said.