Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been expanding its horizons. Over the last few months, the company has been making a big splash in the virtual reality world. On December 10, the company released its VR app - Horizon Worlds - to the public. Let's find more about this new app and what it can do for you.
What is Horizon Worlds?
Meta's Horizon Worlds is a free virtual reality (VR) application that allows players to meet up, play together, explore and create. Players can explore experiences that Meta has created, in an immersive space, where they can freely move with a legless avatar. In addition, players can also explore community-generated spaces as well as build their own space.
When you open the app, you’ll see three options: play (games), attend (events) and hang out. Meta is debuting a new team-based 3v3 laser tag game called Arena Clash inside the virtual world. Besides, they are also launching new mechanics and templates for creators to use when building their own games.
Pixel Plummet, Wand & Broom, and Mark’s Riverboat are some of the people's favourite hangout places in the Horizon Worlds. The aforementioned spaces are community-generated; not created by Meta itself. In fact, the company is encouraging creators to make new games and hangout spaces in the virtual world.
In future, there will be plenty of spaces and games that can be explored. Contrary to its name, Horizon Worlds is a world without any horizons - it's ever-expanding.
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How to Download Horizon Worlds?
Horizon Worlds is already out in the market and can be downloaded for free from the Quest Store. It's important to note that the app will run only on Meta's Oculus Quest 1 and Quest 2.
Moreover, the app is only available for users over 18 years old in the US and Canada. Although there's no official date set for the worldwide release, we expect it to come out sometime in Q1 of 2022. Here is a sneak peek into the Horizon's World:
It seems that the new VR app is Meta's another step toward its big project, the Metaverse. Meta CEO Zuckerberg had earlier predicted that the Metaverse would be mainstream in a decade. Indeed, Horizon Worlds is just the beginning of it.
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