A year after it was first tested privately, Meta has made Horizon Worlds available to the public.
Horizon Worlds, on the other hand, is free for anyone who owns an Oculus Quest 2 headset, which Meta sells.
People in the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years old will be able to download the free Quest app.
Apps like Roblox and similar apps allow users to build their own mini-games and activities on top of Meta’s primary game.
For Horizon Worlds, Meta says, “our goal is to create a user-friendly virtual reality environment with the best in the industry social world-building tools.” That’s why we’ve spent the last year working on and refining those tools, depending on the input we’ve received.”
In order to create a unique digital environment, players can fly around their world and add objects such as trees or forms. The rules of the game can then be specified using “scripts,” which are pre-made bits of code that alter the world surrounding the player.
If you’re looking for an example of similar concepts being applied by other VR developers like Rec Room or VR Chat, you’ll find them in the form of their own “rooms” and games.
During the invitation-only beta, Meta claims to have developed “thousands of worlds.”
Players can use the virtual reality game’s creation tools directly, without the need for additional downloads or processes.
Horizon Worlds, which was first introduced as a private beta in September 2019 as a Minecraft-like environment for creating games, has transformed into more of a social platform.
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