Meta brings Horizon Worlds to mobile and web

The social media gigant believes that the metaverse should be accessible to everyone

After being in development for over a year and a half, Meta is expanding Horizon Worlds beyond the VR headset. The VR social app has started to become available to some users on the web and mobile devices as part of an early access program.

Meta launched their first game, Super Rumble, from their own studio, Ouro Interactive. Right now, a few people can play it on their mobiles using the Meta Quest app for Android. The game will also be available on iOS soon. People who want to play on their computers can get it from the Horizon website.

When released the first-person shooter game, Meta promised that Super Rumble would be one of the first games available on their new app. The tech gogant also mentioned that the game would support cross-platform play, allowing people to play together whether they’re on mobile, web, or a VR headset.

It seems Meta has kept its promise. The company also plan to introduce more worlds in the coming months, providing a space for people to socialize, chat, and even attend free concerts in the metaverse, no matter what device they’re using.

Meta believes that the metaverse should be accessible to everyone, regardless of the device they’re using. While Quest headsets offer the most immersive metaverse experience, Meta thinks there should be multiple ways to enter it. Making Worlds available on more platforms is a step towards this goal.

However, since each device has a different interface, Meta had to adjust the game’s controls, like mute and pause, for mobile devices and computers. It’s not clear how the experiences on different platforms compare, but since Super Rumble on mobile and web is still being tested, players might come across some bugs and issues.

Meta hasn’t shared any user statistics for the VR version of Horizon Worlds, but reports suggest that the platform isn’t very crowded. In Horizon Worlds, players can represent themselves with virtual avatars and interact in “worlds” created by either Meta or other users. Users can also create items for sale, but Meta takes a 47.5% share of the sales.

Meta plans to gradually roll out early access to more people as they gather feedback and improve the experience. They also plan to introduce more worlds to the platform in the next few months.

Meta is also expected to launch its next VR headset, the Meta Quest 3, this fall.

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