Two months after the launch of Horizon Worlds, the first user numbers are available.
The Metaverse platform opens on December 9, 2021 for citizens of the United States and Canada. Prior to that, only invited beta testers had access to the VR app.
Meta bundles its own Metaverse apps under the brand horizon together or together. In addition to Horizon Worlds, there’s the events app Horizon Venues, the meeting app Horizon Workrooms and the still-developing Horizon Home, a virtual home to which other avatars can be invited.
Horizon Worlds is by far the most prestigious Metaverse project in Metaverse, and its success is critical to Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious goal of bringing a billion people into the Metaverse. Expectations for the platform’s rapid growth are correspondingly high.
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An internal meeting of Meta employees was held on Tuesday, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented the company’s new and revised values. Chris Cox, Meta Product Manager, mentioned the world’s first user stats, as reported by The Verge.
So the number of monthly users has increased since launch With a factor of 10 to 300,000 bred. To rank: The competition’s Rec Room had over 1 million active VR users per month at the beginning of 2021, but it’s been in the market for years.
Meta spokesperson Joe Osborne confirmed the report, adding that the number includes users of Horizon Worlds and Horizon Venues. In the latter, a virtual reality party took place after the Super Bowl, which hit five numbers of concurrent visitors despite server issues.
Like the Metaverse competition, Horizon Worlds relies on user-generated content. Creators can design their own worlds and games using tools within the VR app. Meta announced this week that already 10,000 of these worlds they created.
Horizon Worlds will continue to grow
However, Horizon Worlds user numbers are respectable Not a big surprise. On the other hand, Horizon Worlds only opened its doors at the beginning of December, and on the other hand, Meta Quest 2 had a strong Christmas activity. The Super Bowl ad promoting Horizon Worlds and the Foo Fighters party at Horizon Venues after the football final may also have helped boost user numbers.
Since Meta does not provide any sales figures, it is unknown what percentage of Quest 2 owners use Horizon Worlds on a monthly basis. Industry estimates assume that ten million devices will be sold. In this case, 300,000 represents less than ten percent of the North American Quest 2 user base.
User numbers are expected to continue growing this year despite the many controversies surrounding the Metaverse. On the other hand, it is likely that Horizon Worlds will start outside North America and thus open up new markets. On the other hand, Mark Zuckerberg promised that Horizon Worlds this year for mobile devicesSmartphones and tablets is coming. Exactly in what form is still not clear.
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Order Meta Quest 2 from Germany
The Meta Quest 2 will not be sold in Germany at the moment. It is not known how long this ban will last.
On Amazon France, you can buy the Meta Quest 2 as usual. advice: Right-click on the webpage and select “Translate”.
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note: You can order from Amazon France with your German account. The VR glasses support German language in the menus. Facebook Regional Lock is currently inactive – Quest 2 is working normally. Amazon France delivers in a few days, some devices even ship from warehouses in Germany.