The creator of Deus Ex and System Shock isn’t a fan of cryptocurrency, as visionary Warren Spector says NFTs are ridiculous, among other things.
The new interview where Warren Spector says NFTs are ridiculous has the creator not mincing his words at all – he really isn’t on board with the technology at all, from concept to implementation, and beyond.
“Here’s where I’m going to get in trouble. I’m literally going to have people giving me hell about what I’m about to say, but I really don’t think I care. NFTs are ridiculous,” Warren said to VentureBeat.
He added, “I do not understand why anybody would want to climb on that bandwagon. Ownership of virtual goods that can be instantly reproduced in unlimited quantities. Who thinks that’s a good idea? So NFTs, I have no interest.”
The lifelong creator also talked up the concept of the metaverse, which Facebook has been heavily investing into and trying to capture with their newly rebranded “Meta” platform and former-Oculus virtual reality devices.
“The metaverse, sure, maybe someday, but honestly it’s going to be long after I’m gone,” Spector said. “I’m happy about that. I like living in the real world.”
Spector elaborated a bit on how most metaverse concepts are heavily focused on virtual reality and social media, not so much connecting a digital world with our real world. This is a sentiment many other noteworthy creators have said on the subject.
“I don’t particularly find putting on a headset and interacting virtually with other people, not knowing if my wife is coming up behind me with a baseball bat–that just doesn’t appeal to me,” Spector said. “And it’s not like you can look at the current social media landscape and say, ‘Hey, that’s great!’ I haven’t been on social media in two years, almost three years now. I just gave it up. I was tired of people giving me grief, tired of the time it was taking up. It didn’t add anything to my life.”
In related news, Warren Spector and his team at OtherSide Entertainment announced they’re working on a new game together with Spector at the helm, which they’ve described as an “immersive simulation.” Read more about that here in our previous report.