Fact: the Metaverse sucks without proper content.
Virtual office meetings, Second Life 2.0 or Play-to-Earn games just don't cut it if you want people to really deeply engage in a virtual world, or better even: live in it.
I've known this since my days of World of Warcraft addiction.
And there you have it. That's why Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard.
Yes, they believe in the Metaverse, but they also understand the necessity of good content to make that happen.