Meta Opens Horizon Worlds In The US And Canada

Horizon Worlds is available for free to all aged 18+ in the US and Canada.

Meta has made Horizon Worlds, its social VR experience platform, available for free to everyone 18 years of age or older in the US and Canada. Meta has also launched Arena Clash, a new team-based 3v3 laser tag game inside its Horizon Worlds, along with new mechanics and templates for creators to use while building their games. This allows creators to modify working scripts and create their games for the community to play.

Meta’s vision for Horizon Worlds is to develop a VR space with best-in-class tools for creators to build words. In October, the company also announced a $10 million Creator Fund.

“We want Horizon Worlds to be a safe and respectful environment, so everyone must follow our Conduct in VR Policy. You have several safety options, including access to your personal Safe Zone at any time through your wrist menu, which lets you take a break and then block, mute or report people,” mentioned Meta in a blog post.

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As per the company, some of the popular worlds made by creators include Pixel Plummet, created by Matthias and collaborated by SKitter_, OcuLos410, Laex05 and Traveseo. It is a retro, arcade-style multiplayer platform battle royale with a vapour wave theme. Another popular game is Wand & Broom, which was created by TheJohnMclay and collaborated by rcdegs, Elastic_Plastic, JHeff.CS, Chrish_Topher_066, Solaris30 and burnbuns; and Mark’s Riverboat created by tMARKbirman and 5andw1ch.

Horizon Worlds is available to download for free on Quest 2; and as of January 13, 2022, it will not be supported on Quest 1.

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