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Meta to launch web version of its metaverse platform Horizon Worlds

Meta to launch web version of its metaverse platform Horizon Worlds
15 Apr, 2022
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Meta Platforms is planning to launch the web version of its metaverse platform Horizon Worlds. The platform is currently available on its Quest VR headsets.

Meta’s Chief Technology Officer Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth hints about the plan in a tweet. Horizon Worlds’ availability on the web will expand its user base, believes Boz.

“When Horizon’s web version launches, the Horizon platform fee will only be 25%—a much lower rate compared to other similar world-building platforms,” tweeted the CTO.

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Horizon Worlds is a free virtual reality, online video game with an integrated game creation system developed and published by Meta on Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality (VR) headsets.

In another tweet, he said, “25% for Horizon. If the platform underneath it takes a cut the 25% comes after that. So if the platform underneath takes 30% as many do (Apple, Google, Oculus) it comes out to 47.5% total, similar to the Roblox and YouTube rates.

While other details about the Web version of Horizon Worlds are yet to be disclosed, Vivek Sharma, Meta VP of Horizon told The Verge that it intends to bring the virtual world to mobile phones later this year. He also indicated that there some talks are progressing well to roll out the experience to game consoles.

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