Connecting with anyone , anywhere on a completely virtual world sounds like a dream, but the reality is far from that. All these metaverse games, Sandbox (yes, I know its in alpha, but still) and Decentraland feel like cheap Roblox clones, except that you can buy some virtual land for real housing money?
Thats not what we got promised. I know that these projects are not associated with Facebook, but then, can you consider them a virtual world? If Roblox introduced a real estate mechanic, would it make Roblox a metaverse? Probably not.
So the debate is, what exactly is the "metaverse" ? Collection of crypto roblox games, or an actual virtual world?