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The Metaverse Has Arrived: Facebook’s First VR App Is Now Available To Everyone For Free

Since rebranding as Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook has made its first project available to all adults over the age of 18 in the United States and Canada. Meta announced on its website that the virtual reality (VR) platform, which was previously available only to invitees, is now open to all.

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Earlier this October, the Massachusetts-based firm announced its rebranding with the goal of creating the metaverse, a virtual world in which users may interact with one another and even play games. Meta is seeking 10,000 developers to create the Metaverse’s tools, where users may become creators and even design their own games using Meta’s templates and scripts.

Meta announced a $10 million Creator Fund in October to promote artists on the new platform, and the website claims that the business will announce the winners of its first-ever Creator Competition later this month.

To be clear, Horizon Worlds is only accessible through the company’s Quest VR headsets. Users can access the meta world after downloading it, where all avatars float around freely without legs.

Arena Clash, a 3v3 laser tag game that users can play, is being released as part of Meta’s open launch. Pixel Plummet is a multiplayer arcade game for individuals who enjoy arcade-style battles. If aimlessly shooting people isn’t your style, you can perch on your broom and soar over Townscity while waving your wand, or simply relax on a boat ride aboard a triple-decker boat.

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Interestingly, Meta has included a Code of Conduct for its VR Space, which it encourages users to read and obey. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the floating avatars, you may enter your Safe Zone and block, mute, or report anyone, according to the release.ย 

However, there is some bad news for individuals who use Quest 1 headsets. Horizon Worlds will only be available on these headsets for a little more than a month, according to the company’s article.