Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said, “he believes that gamers have already been in the metaverse for 30 years — but understands why some are hesitant about it at the moment.”
the technologies supporters who believe that they are novel have experienced games for years because of that he recommended that gamers don’t “get” the Metaverse.
“It’s not at all surprising to me that gamers might look at metaverse and think… I already have an avatar of myself, I can already go into a shared world and I can already have voice conversations,” he said.
He also said he was “cautious” about some trends, including play-to-earn, because they create a “workforce out of players for certain players to monetize.”
One of the criticizers of the blockchain games’ use of play-to-earn and NFTs was Spencer and Microsoft has laid down the law when it comes to their platforms being used for “exploitative” projects.
Mojang Studios, which is owned by Microsoft announced that for Minecraft to avoid projects with NFTs from using the platform.
NFT Worlds has been impelled to stop using Minecraft as the basis of its virtual world because of this decision.
“There have been gold farmers, people who literally just spend their time doing some menial task in a game to accrue some currency that they can then sell to some other rich player for real money, so that person doesn’t have to spend their time… But now you find games that are starting to build that into the economy of the game itself,” he said.