Former Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé, believes that the gaming industry is steadily going to integrate metaverse elements into its games. Fils-Aimé thinks that established gaming companies, like Nintendo, are better suited to be leading the race for the metaverse than other companies due to their experience in building interactive and persistent worlds.
The race toward the metaverse space is on, and some think that gaming companies have the upper hand to lead the space in the short term. Reggie Fils-Aimé, former executive and president of Nintendo of America from 2006 until 2019, believes that gaming companies like Nintendo and Sony are better suited and equipped to lead this metaverse race due to the experience they have when designing and building immersive experiences for games.
I do believe it’s going to be led by gaming companies and I do believe that — if delivered in a way that’s fun, that’s compelling — it’s an experience that people will want to have.
Furthermore, Fils-Aimé stated that metaverse elements like persisting digital worlds, and digital avatars are elements that are already present in a number of gaming experiences today, so the movement from traditional gaming to include metaverse elements will not be a major change for gamers.
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