It’s a special week for Sony. It previously saw its stock lose $20 billion after Xbox completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard And now former CEO Ken Kutaragi is making some striking statements. Headphones will only be annoying and useless by the Metaverse.
Kutaragi isn’t a guy in a suit who has no idea what headphones really are: he’s the creator of PlayStation. Despite the fact that Sony has had a huge hit with PlayStation VR and there’s also a new variant on the way, he says headphones isolate you from the real world. Contrasting “Headphones Only Noisy” Bloomberg News. It also does not see the point of the Metaverse.
In any case, Kutaragi believes that it is extremely important to be a part of the real world. “The Metaverse is about a near-real virtual world and I don’t see why that would be created. Would you rather be a polished avatar than your true self? This is basically no different from Anonymous Forum.”
And so the Japanese won’t be too fascinated by Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality glasses. It looks like there’s a new one in the works, which the game company recently offered a small glimpse at. We don’t know any other details, other than what we described in our article about PSVR successor.
The statements might be great for someone of his stature, but there are certainly people who believe the Metaverse will never take off, just as many people think Web2.0 never did. It’s not just about people who fear virtual reality will make them sick or don’t want glasses on their heads, it’s also about the idea that the internet is going to change.
Doubts about Metaverse
Many people don’t see the added value of meeting people online and in 3D, or that people have a kind of second life as an avatar in the online world. In addition to this, there is also a fear that you will become addicted to digital life, which could put real life at risk.
From a practical point of view, there are also doubts: will the Metaverse of all islands remain as they are now, or will there be more meetings together in the future or is there, for example, a big “winner” like Facebook in the field of social networking? It remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Lots of things are already happening around the Metaverse.
Kutaragi may be the creator of the PlayStation, but he’s been the CEO of an artificial intelligence and robotics company in Tokyo for some time now.
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