The world of the Metaverse opens its doors


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Horizon Worlds is the Meta’s attempt to create their own Metaverse world. It is now being launched in North America.

Horizon Worlds is a global encounter platform and building toolkit developed for virtual reality. In the long run, you want the meta to be used to create meta-metaverses like Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite challenge.

The biggest difference between them is that all worlds are created by and for users in virtual reality, with specially developed tools that are relatively easy to use and aimed at stimulating creativity.

After Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms Metas, Horizon Worlds is Meta’s third and most ambitious attempt to create a virtual reality social platform. In the VR space, apps like VRChat and Rec Room are competing with you.

Horizon Worlds is still in its infancy

Since yesterday, all users of the Meta Quest 1 & 2 or Oculus Rift(S) can finally get into the Horizon Worlds beta – provided they’re from United States or Canada arise and 18 years or older be. The VR app uses Facebook accounts to verify age. “If you log into Horizon Worlds with Facebook, you can use the app in VR if you’re over 18 on Facebook,” the statement said.

The realm of the Metaverse has been coming for a long time. Announced in September 2019 under the name Facebook Horizon, it entered closed alpha in March 2020 and turned into an invite-only beta test in August of the same year.

During this time, Meta had alpha and beta testers We build the first worlds And Improve tools Based on feedback. Last October, Facebook Meta and Facebook Horizon were renamed Horizon Worlds.

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In addition to Horizon Worlds, Meta develops and maintains the VR Horizon Home living room, the Horizon Venues event app, and the virtual offices for Horizon Workrooms. At some point in the future, these separate apps will likely be combined into one comprehensive Horizon app.

Meta doesn’t want to repeat Facebook’s mistakes

The current version of Horizon Worlds can 20 users max Presenting in the same world. Even less dependent on the graphic complexity of the world. This shows that there is still a long way to go to get a real Metaverse feel.

In October, the company announced a contest for creators to win cash prizes totaling $10 million. The ultimate goal is to create a market for digital goods. If you want to get familiar with the tools, you can find official tutorials online. Meta lists examples of successful VR worlds on the Oculus Blog.

Users must abide by the rules of conduct of virtual reality within the digital world, otherwise there will be temporary or risk permanent account ban. With such measures, security bubbles that can be activated at any time, and personal espionage, Meta wants to prevent Horizon Worlds from becoming a place as toxic as Facebook. You can learn more about individual security measures behind the linked article.

Warning: Meta Quest 1 will continue to be supported only until January 13, 2022. Meta once again points out that the first days of Quest glasses are numbered.

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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”.

Meta Quest – 128GB | Oculus Quest – 256 GB

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.


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