Sep 27, 2019

Facebook to create VR world called Horizon

Facebook is creating an immersive environment called Horizon to tempt people into spending more time in virtual reality. The app will be made available and tested in early 2020, by a small group of Facebook users. Facebook said anyone using Horizon would be able to call on human "Guides" to help them navigate and become more familiar with the virtual environment. Sam Machkovech, a reporter for Ars Technica, who has tried Horizon, said Facebook had put "a ton of work" into the version he saw, to make it as welcoming as possible. The creation of Horizon means Facebook will shut down its current VR hang-outs - Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms.

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