PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi, 71, hasn't fallen for the metaverse hype as he says the concept is "no different from anonymous messageboard sites." In an interview with Bloomberg, Kutaragi said he doesn't get the whole craze about the metaverse:
Being in the real world is very important, but the metaverse is about making quasi-real in the virtual world, and I can’t see the point of doing it.
Kutaragi, who was chairman and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment from 1999 to 2007, doesn't seem to support virtual reality (VR) either. He says VR headsets are "annoying" as they isolate gamers from the real world.
However, it seems game giants are on the other side of the camp.
To The Moon previously reported that Microsoft is ready to purchase Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion as the company pushes for the metaverse.
The Redmond-based company said in a press release that the deal will accelerate the growth in its gaming business and will provide "building blocks for the metaverse."