Gaming has led the metaverse, but NFTs pose new ethical challenges. The DICE Summit discussions

When it comes to building worlds, Russo said everyone is learning from the gaming sector. — Technology vector created by freepik - or Freepik

The possibilities — and the responsibilities — of an all-encompassing digital world such as the metaverse dominated talk at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit, a gathering of gaming industry professionals in Las Vegas that stood as the medium's first major in-person conference since the start of the pandemic.

Gaming executives, and even Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo, preached that the gaming industry was on the verge of defining the next generation of online worlds, even if everyone was short on specifics. And yet Laura Miele, executive VP and COO of Electronic Arts, cautioned that the industry needs to build a more welcoming, diverse space before fully turning its attention to the next evolution of gaming and social connectivity.

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