Game industry leaders have talked a lot about how video games are the original metaverse, which is pretty convenient for the game industry. But now, Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo agrees that if the metaverse becomes a reality, then gaming will be the frontrunner.
“I think the revolution is coming from the gaming side because that’s where the technology comes in,” Russo said during a conversation with Epic Games Creative Director Donald Mustard at the annual DICE Summit.
In a talk titled ‘Future of Media: Building the World and Expanding the Universe’, the two talked a lot about the future of technology, especially in the areas of media and storytelling. . Russo specifically believes that “The future will be virtual.”
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Russo says that the technology for the future of storytelling is in the games industry, not cinema, saying that “traditional studios don’t understand [the technology] nor is it part of their business plan to manage the technology, manage it, pay for it, pay for its development, stick with it. “
Later in the talk, Russo mused and said, “In my opinion, it’s a game company that will become the most potential entertainment company in the world.” Russo has also had a number of attacks on tech companies like Meta, formerly Facebook, saying that gaming will “pull the world forward in a way that Facebook cannot. They destroyed the world and now they will create a Metaverse from which we can all escape. “
Metaverse has been a popular topic at this year’s DICE summit. Main speaker EA COO Laura Miele also talks about the metaverse and how it needs “some world order and no industry can do it better than ours.”
In an interview with Shaking podcast, Xbox boss Phil Spencer says that the metaverse of technology is “an extension of what gaming has been and is doing” and that an entire generation has grown up thanks to the social connections made in games. play game.
While this has been a popular topic of discussion among game executives, to hear a filmmaker like Joe Russo agree is certainly a boon to the game industry’s claim that they are leads the field in the direction of the metaverse.
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