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Mark Zuckerberg’s super-virtual world Horizon now has 300,000 residents – how to join

MARK: Zuckerberg’s Horizon virtual world currently has 300,000 monthly users.

It’s a social space where users can socialize – like Facebookbut in virtual reality.

Horizon Worlds accessed through the Meta Quest virtual reality headset

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Horizon Worlds accessed through the Meta Quest virtual reality headsetCredit: Meta / Facebook
Meta Quest owners can create their own virtual world in Horizon

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Meta Quest owners can create their own virtual world in HorizonCredit: Meta / Facebook
You can work, play and socialize in Horizon

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You can work, play and socialize in HorizonCredit: Meta / Facebook

Players appear as virtual avatars of their own design.

And they can talk to friends and strangers, play games, and explore exotic virtual locations.

Currently, the social app is only available through the Meta Quest headset.

It was formerly known as Oculus Quest, but was renamed when Facebook renamed its parent company Meta.

Meta Horizon Worlds only started rolling out in early December.

Since then, its user base has grown tenfold, according to Meta.

Horizon Worlds players can create their own virtual worlds, just like in Minecraft or Roblox.

And Meta says that over 10,000 of these worlds have been created.

VR, augmented reality and the “metaverse” – a virtual world of limitless possibilities – are big areas of Facebook investment.

Facebook is investing billions of dollars in building the metaverse.

The company recently announced plans to hire 10,000 more employees to work on the metaverse.

“This is not about spending more time on screens. It’s about making the time we’ve spent better,” said Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg late last year.

“The next version of the Internet is possible.”

Speaking to journalists including The Sun in 2021, Facebook VR boss Andrew Bosworth described the company’s bold vision.

“Super simulations are a collection of virtual 3D spaces where you can share immersive experiences with each other when you can’t be together,” explains Bosworth.

“What comes after the internet? Instead of looking at the screen, you will experience.

“You don’t have to experience it in VR. Most people will initially experience it on the screen they already have. ”

He describes it as “the next generation of the Internet”.

The Sun previously revealed how you will soon be able to live in virtual Facebook house – the early stages of the metaverse.

It’s unclear how many Meta Quest titles have been sold to date, but it’s estimated at 10 million north.

To join Horizon Worlds, you’ll need a Meta Quest headset, which costs $299 / £299.

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