Horizon Worlds, the Facebook metaverse, arrives in France

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Meta continues to develop its embryonic metaverse and has just announced the availability of its virtual social platform Horizon Worlds, 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 from Meta, the parent company of Facebook. This applicationapplication, which requires an Oculus Quest 2 or RiftRift S headset, is the basis of his metaverse project.

It was on FacebookFacebook that Mark ZuckerbergMark 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 face-to-face, discover games and even create their own world accessible to everyone.

More than 300,000 monthly users

The latest figures published by Meta in February 2022 indicated that its platform had 300,000 monthly visitors, with more than 10,000 worlds created by users. Horizon Worlds has been compared a lot to Second LifeSecond Life, released almost 20 years ago. It even allows creators to sell virtual objects directly to other users, for a commission of almost 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 only the first step in its long-term vision for the development of the metaverse, conceived as an evolution of the Internet, which will be immersive and accessible on all our devices. It remains to be seen whether the company’s investments in the metaverse will pay off, while Meta announced a decrease in its turnover in July for the first time in its history…

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