Since changing its name to Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook has opened its first project to all adults over 18 in the United States & Canada. In an announcement made on its website, Meta said that virtual reality (VR) platform released in beta invitational last year is now freely available to everyone.
In early October, the Massachusetts-based company announced its rebranding with the goal of creating the Metaverse, a virtual world in which users could interact with each other & even play games. Meta hires 10,000 engineers to build the Metaverse tools, where users can become creators & even create their own games using templates and scripts provided by Meta.
In an effort to encourage creators on the new platform, Meta announced a $ 10 million Creators Fund in October, the website says the company will announce the winners of its first creator contest later this this month.
Only be clear, the horizon worlds are only accessible through VR headphones quest that company makes. Once downloaded, users can enter meta world where all the avatars float freely without legs.
As part of its open launch, Meta is releasing Arena Clash, a 3v3 laser tag game that users can play. For those interested in arcade-style multiplayer battle, there’s Pixel Plummet. If shooting people mindlessly isn’t something you’re interested in, there’s also the option of sitting on your broom & hovering over Townscity while waving your wand or just relaxing on a boat ride on a three decker boat.
Interestingly, Meta has also implemented a code of conduct for its VR space that encourages users to read & follow and if you get a little overwhelmed by the floating avatars you can jump into your safe zone & block, mute or report people, announcement says.
For those who use quest one headphones, there are some bad news though. Horizon Worlds will only be available on these headphones for a little over a month, the company said in his position.