Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, made fun of a recent Business Insider piece that claimed the metaverse had reached its peak.
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, has made fun of the notion that online virtual worlds are “dead,” . He stays optimistic about the metaverse.
The now-billionaire video game entrepreneur — creator of the Unreal Engine and Fortnite — took to Twitter on May 9 to mock a newly published article from Business Insider titled “RIP Metaverse, we hardly knew ye.”
Ed Zitron, CEO of a PR agency, wrote an article in which he claimed that the “once-buzzy technology” had “died after being abandoned by the business world.”
The report made special notice of Meta’s Horizon Worlds virtual reality (VR) platform, which according to Zitron has fallen short of its “grand promise” of becoming the internet of the future.
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However, Sweeney seems not agree, claiming that 600 million people use platforms for virtual worlds like Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, The Sandbox, and VR Chat.
The metaverse is dead! Let’s organize an online wake so that we 600,000,000 monthly active users in Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, PUBG Mobile, Sandbox, and VRChat can mourn its passing together in real-time 3D