All about Horizon Worlds, the meta version of Meta available in France

The platform is accessible in the United States and Canada from the end of 2021 and then in several European countries from this summer and is now open to France and Spain.

The arrival of Horizon Worlds in France was eagerly awaited by those interested in metaversions, both for the importance that Mark Zuckerberg attaches to this type of platform and for the controversies that quickly spoiled the party.

“Immersive Social Experience”

The CEO of Meta made the announcement his facebook account this tuesday: “We’re launching Horizon Worlds in France and Spain today! I can’t wait to see people explore and create immersive worlds and expand to other countries soon. » In the press release, Horizon Worlds is presented as a “Immersive Social Experience” in virtual reality to do activities with friends or family, attend cultural events or even create your own virtual world and share it with others.

While the platform itself is free to use, the Meta Quest 2 VR headset is a must-have for now. However, the company revealed last April that mobile version will be released later in the year. You also need a Facebook account to access it, but that should also evolve with the creation of Meta accounts, announced for this month. At the start of the year, the company was delighted to have crossed the 300,000 user mark, a number that should increase further with this opening to Europe.

A toxic environment?

What can discourage some users – especially female users – are various scandals sexual harassment az deficiencies in moderation who very quickly damaged the image of Horizon Worlds. A problem Meta is well aware of because a large part of it communicated addresses regulations and various protections that users can implement. In particular, it is about setting a personal limit so that it is not approached too close or about “voice mode” only hear people added to your friends list.

Augmented and virtual reality play an increasingly important role in Meta’s communication. The opening of Horizon Worlds to five new countries this summer (UK, Ireland, Iceland, France and Spain) is further evidence of the company’s acceleration in this direction. Until they replace Facebook and Instagram in a few years?

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