Meta continues to develop its embryonic metaverse and has just announced the availability of its Horizon Worlds virtual social platform, which already has 300,000 users, in France and Spain.
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That’s it ! After the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, it is the turn of French and Spanish virtual reality users to discover Horizon Worlds by Meta, Facebook parent company. This applicationthat requires an Oculus Quest 2 headset or Rift S, is the basis of his project of metaverse.
It is on Facebook that Mark Zuckerberg announced the news, with a virtual selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Sagrada Familia. Horizon Worlds is a free social platform where users can meet, chat, discover games and even create their own world accessible to everyone.
More than 300,000 monthly users
The latest figures released by Meta in February 2022 indicated that its platform had 300,000 monthly visitors, with more than 10,000 user-created worlds. Horizon Worlds has been compared a lot to Second Life, released almost 20 years ago. It even allows creators to sell virtual items directly to other users, for a commission of nearly 50% of the price…
Mark Zuckerberg also announced that Horizon Worlds will be available in other countries “soon”, as well as a web version, which would allow everyone to interact with the platform without having to own a virtual reality headset. Horizon Worlds is just the first step in its long-term vision for development from the metaverse, designed as an evolution of the Internet, which will be immersive and accessible on all our devices. It remains to be seen if the company’s investments in the metaverse will be profitable, while Meta announced a drop in turnover in July for the first time in its history…
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