Meta is set to launch its first social platform for virtual reality in March, which will allow users to interact with friends and other players from around the world.
Metaverse is a virtual reality social platform that allows users to create, explore, and interact with their own worlds. Metaverse Alliance is now open for all.
Users over the age of 18 in the United States and Canada will be allowed to use Meta’s virtual reality social network, Horizon Worlds, beginning Thursday. The program needs a Facebook account and allows gamers to interact with up to 20 other individuals in a virtual location at the same time.
The platform was initially introduced as an open beta in September 2019 and has since grown from a sandboxed environment for developing games to a more sociable experience. This is Meta’s initial effort to bring CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse to life, originally dubbed ‘Horizon.’
Horizon Worlds is accessible for free on the Quest 2, and support for the Quest 1 will end on January 13, 2022. Arena Clash, a 3v3 laser tag game within the VR platform, was also introduced, along with new features and templates for designers to use in their games.
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In the Roblox and OASIS VR worlds, beta testers have already hosted comedy events, movie evenings, and meditation sessions. Horizon Venues, a standalone VR platform for hosting huge events, and Horizon Workrooms, a VR work collaboration software, are both in the works.
The game Arena Clash | Image courtesy of Meta
While Horizon Worlds is not yet monetized, Meta has started its first creator competition with cash awards, with winners to be revealed later this month, after the introduction of their $10 million Creator Fund in October.
Users may use script blocks to develop simple programs. To accomplish complicated goals, many similar blocks might be connected together. At the moment, Meta staff create these script blocks at the request of the community, but the firm wants to provide a free library in the near future. It’s also worth noting that the coding for these blocks is done fully in virtual reality, with the intention of allowing them to be assembled from a computer in the future.
The presence of human advisers to meet guests is another intriguing feature of the site. These guides are basically Meta workers who have been educated in best practices for navigating the virtual world and adhering to the company’s conduct regulations, which are summarized in their Conduct in VR Policy.
There are already a lot of games and activities to try out in Horizon Worlds. | Source: Meta
The platform also has a safe zone that can be reached instantaneously from the wrist menu and teleports the user to a personal safe zone where they may take a break and block, mute, or report other players.
In other developments, Whatsapp is launching a test program in the United States that will enable users to transfer bitcoin over the messaging app using Novi, Meta’s digital wallet, which started as a prototype around six weeks ago.
The @Novi digital wallet now has a new method to test it out. A small number of users in the United States will be able to transfer and receive money using Novi on @WhatsApp starting today, making sending money to relatives and friends as simple as sending a message. dGz3lejri7 (https://twitter.com/dGz3lejri7)
December 8, 2021 — Stephane Kasriel (@skasriel)
Pax Dollars (USDP), a stablecoin created by Paxos and tied to the US dollar, will be used to make payments. Sending a payment through the app will be comparable to sending an attachment. On Android, the paperclip icon is accessible, but on iOS, the + symbol is available.
There are no costs for sending or receiving money, no transaction restrictions, and no fees to maintain the amount in your Novi account or withdraw to a bank account with quick payments, according to Novi’s website.
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Meta’s VR social platform is now open for all. Meta has created a virtual world that allows people to interact with each other in a virtual space. It also allows users to create avatars and chat with others. Reference: meta virtual world.
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