Things are already changing in the metaverse.
Meta will animate event spaces From the Horizon Venues VR app to the Horizon Worlds platform on June 6, this isn’t the only change in store for the emerging VR platform.
For starters, Meta is getting rid of the standalone Horizon Venues app on the same day, which will result in some groups losing access to the event space. If you’re under 18 and live outside the US or Canada, for example, you won’t have access to the new places feature.
The same goes for people who are still playing on their old Quest 1 VR headset: they will lose access as well. However, you can still access the events via Oculus TV AppAnd So you can catch replays later.
Players outside the US and Canada won’t have to wait long. Meta has also announced that the new Horizon Worlds will roll out in other countries sometime this summer.
Horizons Worlds has been launched for all users Over the age of 18 in December 2021 and saw lukewarm reviews. Some critics appreciated what Meta is doing in its first global experience of virtual reality. Horizon Worlds has been criticized for being boring, mediocre graphics, and long loading times. The VR open arena has some interesting ideas, but it eventually pales in comparison to other VR titles.
But the lackluster reviews haven’t dampened Meta’s enthusiasm for Horizon Worlds. The company spent a lot of money To get famous musical works On the stadiums, such as the Foo Fighters who have given multiple shows in the digital space.
And In a blog post from mid-AprilMeta has announced that it will allow some creators to build assets for Horizon Worlds and allow them to sell them for real money. However, the post neglected to specify how much fees creators could charge for their assets, and Meta only later confirmed that it would take Reducing 47.5 percent of transactions.
Meta is not hesitant to expand into new territories. It basically takes a page out of Microsoft’s playbook with Project Cambria. Like Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, Project Cambria will be a virtual reality headset. But instead of focusing on industrial or medical fields, The new Meta headset will be for office workers. Instead of meeting on Slack, ideally, you could put Project Cambria to hold a meeting in a digital world.
But most of what is known about the Cambria project has been through leaks and the occasional statement from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Like the Venues update, the world won’t know its full potential until release day.
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