Gabe Newell: “Most people who talk about the metaverse have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about”

I think the metaverse is bullshit, but my point doesn’t stop Facebook from spending billions on R&D or start-up investors pouring millions into any company that says the words “blockchain” and “metaverse” in one sentence. While talking to Valve President Gabe Newell last week about Steam Deck, cryptocurrency, and more, I was relieved to hear he didn’t get the buzz either.

“There’s a lot of get-rich-quick schemes out there about Metaverse,” Newell said when I asked him if he believed the Metaverse trend would help advance technology.