Meta is launching Horizon Worlds in Spain and France, in an effort to expand its social platform for virtual reality, building on the existing three markets including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, where Horizon Worlds is already available.
In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta, announced the launch of Horizon Worlds and noted that he is planning to bring the platform to more number of countries.
Over the last few months, Meta has also added safety features in Horizon Worlds such as controls for voice chat, and four-foot personal boundaries around the avatars in the platform. Horizon Worlds is one of the Virtual Reality social apps that are offered by Meta, which has a vision of building a metaverse that consists of many virtual worlds like Horizon Worlds.
Meta expects that users will spend more time hanging out with their friends in these virtual spaces, and they even spend more amount of money on the in-app products, but Meta is still very far away in achieving any of these gaols.
Mark Zuckerberg said this is a very expensive undertaking over the upcoming several years, but as the metaverse becomes more important in every part of how they live, starting from their social platforms to entertainment, to education, work, and commerce.