Following a path where gamers would feel like at home, Facebook announced the launch of Horizon, its own virtual reality gaming platform.
Horizon will be a virtual reality sandbox where you can choose whichever avatar you want to be, build your own games and environment. It is like an open world, but you decide what’s inside it. Besides this, you can also meet friends there, play or explore new worlds together.
The private Beta of Horizon will be launched in 2020 and you can still apply here to be one of the first users of the new VR experience from Facebook.
Before the launch of Horizon, Facebook is shutting down Facebook spaces and Oculus Room so they can focus on the future.
What does Facebook Horizon look like?
Facebook Horizon is somehow like Sims: before you enter the VR room you choose your avatar from millions of combinations. After that, you start the journey in a place that looks like the main square of a town, wherefrom you start building your own world as you please. The best part of all this is that you don’t have to know how to code to create all those worlds and environments to spend time in.
A novelty coming from Horizon is that you will find people inside the VR worlds that would help you if you have any kind of technical or any other difficulties.
You will also be able to create a private space, where other users won’t be able to reach you if you will sometimes feel overwhelmed. Block, mute or report options will also be available for you to use against other users that might harass you in any way.
Zuckerberg said he wants Horizon to be a place where everything is peaceful and has a good influence on its users, where you can have fun with your friends that are not beside you in real-world and to see a place where world evolve in a good way.
Brands will also be able to interact within Horizon with ads that might not be very aggressive such as billboards in towns or shops.
What do you think of Facebook Horizon?