• Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts, has joined the Web3 gaming startup Games for a Living (GFAL) as co-founder and chief strategist.
• GFAL develops tools to create AAA-category video games that can be integrated into the blockchain.
• Hawkins believes Web3 is the bridge to the metaverse and wants to build an economy in it as closely resembling the real world economy as possible.
Trip Hawkins Joins NFT Gaming Industry
Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts, has joined the Web3 gaming startup Games for a Living (GFAL) as co-founder and chief strategist. GFAL develops tools to create AAA-category video games that can be integrated into the blockchain. Additionally, Hawkins aims to build a more secure metaverse with an economy closely resembling the real world economy.
Web3 Gaming Industry
Despite fluctuations in the crypto market, Web3 and NFT gaming continue to draw interest from business leaders who are betting on technological innovation to drive growth in this sector. GFAL’s primary objective is to develop AAA-quality games which can be seamlessly connected with blockchain technology.
Building The Metaverse Economy
During a press conference, Hawkins explained his motivation behind joining GFAL: “If we’re going to make a metaverse, the economy of the metaverse has to be more like the real world.” He intends on making sure there is enough security within this virtual space so that it remains less vulnerable to hacking threats.
Hawkins’ Past Achievements
Before founding EA, one of Hawkin’s first jobs was at Apple Inc., where he worked as one of their first employees. Since then his achievements have been impressive; EA now employs over 13000 people and currently holds a valuation of $30.85 billion according to Crunchbase data.
Trip Hawkins’ entry into NFT gaming shows that major industry figures are taking notice of this emerging tech and its potential applications in various industries such as video games, digital art and collectibles markets. With his past successes at Apple and EA, we may soon see similar innovations from him in this field too!