Reggie Fils-Aimé Isn’t a Believer in the ‘Current Definition’ of Facebook’s Metaverse Vision
Former president and COO of Nintendo of America,
Reggie Fils-Aimé, questioned the “current definition” of the Facebook metaverse, stating that “Facebook itself is not an innovative company. “Speaking with Emily Chung of Bloomberg during SXSW Fils-Aimé shared his thoughts on the current state of the so-called metaverse and discussed why he doesn’t believe Facebook is currently on the right track to lead.
“Facebook itself is not an innovative company,” Fils-Ayme said.
“They either bought cool stuff like Oculus and Instagram or they quickly followed people’s ideas. I don’t think their current definition will be successful. “Instead, Fils-Aimé believes that this digital future that so many aspire to will be led by “small companies that are really innovating” and companies like Epic Games that are doing “really compelling” things.
Fils-Aimé also spoke about how he thinks more acquisitions of gaming companies are coming. “Fantastic Purchase” Microsoft Activision Blizzard and how the gaming industry still has a long way to go in terms of diversity. ” Fils-Aimé said. “Representation in the game and in leadership is not at all where it should be.”
Finally, he shed some light on his time on GameStop’s board
And shared some criticisms of the company’s management and future plans. Fils-Aimé left the board of directors in early 2021. “There was no formulated strategy, ” he said. “It was unacceptable for me.”
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For more additional on Fils-Ame, who is set to release a book chronicling his career titled Breaking the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo in May 2022, check out Reggie Fils-Ame’s eight best moments of all time. why the Switch’s success allowed him to “easily” retire and how he had to “politely turn down” an offer to work with Kanye West on the game.
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