With news that Microsoft is shutting down its VR metaverse platform AltspaceVR, along with widespread layoffs across most of the major tech companies, you might assume the Metaverse as an industry is also feeling the string.
On a quick tally of leading metaverse platforms in terms of active users, along with promising metaverse startups I've written about recently, I'm seeing nearly 800 current job openings at minimum. (And by the way, Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang still currently have 6 Minecraft-related job openings.)
Garena, the creator of Freefire, a Fortnite-like metaverse platform that's huge in Asia/South America, currently has 54 job openings.
Build a Rocket Boy, the studio behind the much-rumored "Roblox but not for kids" in development, currently has 55 job openings.
The only exception? IMVU, the metaverse platform with 7 million monthly active users (when last I checked in 2020) is the sole company in either criteria that's not hiring anyone at the moment. Then again, a PR rep for them just contacted me, so they are still breathing.