As of Thursday, people with a Facebook account and a Meta Quest 2 VR headset can build virtual worlds and play games using avatars (which have the particularity of not having legs). Internet users also have the option of teleporting to any location, but also to any time.
Human beings trained by Meta will serve as guides in the Horizon Worlds plaza, the entry point to this virtual world. Their role is to initiate new and new followers to navigation of this digital environment, as well as to communicate to them the code of conduct to be observed between avatars.
Horizon Worlds remains for the moment a place free from any form of monetization. Meta hopes that, for this first more elaborate experience of the Metaverse under his leadership, a camaraderie will be established between Internet users who wish to build new and unpublished universes.
Creation itself is the product of Horizon Worlds, according to its vice president, Vivek Sharma.
The metaverse is the next step in mobile internet, said the boss of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, last October, during an event during which he had notably unveiled the new name of his company, Meta, which refers to his project to build a metaverse.
The Horizon Worlds app is only available to persons 18 years of age and over residing in Canada and the United States.