The metaverse, a universe of interconnected virtual worlds, is becoming a lot more real. We’ll hear from Jason Rubin, VP of Metaverse Content @ Meta about the near-term experiences the company expects to bring to life in the next few years, areas where gaming companies are leading the way, and bridging the 2D and 3D worlds that should bring action to investment areas over the next 1-3 years.
Building the Metaverse
In his more than 35 years in tech, Jason Rubin has helped create lasting franchises across video games and entertainment, as well as jumpstarting new media businesses. Jason co-founded Naughty Dog in 1984 and co-created the 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Jak and Daxter' series, later selling Naughty Dog to Sony Computer Entertainment. He also served as President of THQ Interactive, and co-founded and sold a media startup to Fox Interactive/MySpace.
Jason joined Facebook as Head of Studios for Oculus in 2014 and led the team that brought the first wave of VR content to the Oculus headsets. He went on to become VP of Play at Facebook, working on all initiatives on the Facebook Play Platform, including cloud gaming. Today, Jason leads Metaverse Content at Meta, including all 1st party studios, game development, experiences and publishing for the Reality Labs team.