Horizon worlds, formerly Facebook Horizon, is an open platform social experience that leaves the creating up to the players. While there are many games that revolve around level creation, it’s the idea behind the experience that sets it apart.
The Metaverse Starts Here
Meta Horizons is a creator sandbox that leans heavily on the creations of its users. It’s a free platform to create what you want. This makes each world unique, bringing different experiences together. From shooting games, to sports, platform challenges, and more. Players can build a home or a place to relax. The only limit is, quite literally, your imagination.
The creation of the Metaverse is being handled by many developers, however, what most will agree on, is that it should be primarily a social experience. A place where people who wouldn’t normally be able to meet in the physical world can meet and interact. Allowing players to build whatever they want for free is an interesting, fast way of creating large amounts of content very quickly along with varied experiences.
Master Builder, In No Time
The actual building experience for Meta Horizon is surprisingly intuitive. Players use a combination of menu selections and drag and drop options to place what are essentially just different shapes. Since you can overlap shapes, add textures and colors, and group them together, you can make anything you want.
There are special items that include games, like whack-a-mole, skeeball, etc. meaning you can make all sorts of experiences. Once you’re done, you can share your world online for others to try out. I played several, including some shooting galleries, arcades, and some impressively made buildings.
Humble Beginnings of the Metaverse?
As companies are working toward a connected experience across all VR, experiences like this are going to allow players to make their own mark on the virtual landscape. Horizon Worlds is one of several world building options available. These will be important stepping stones to the future of VR, as experiences like these allow the players to create what they want their world to be.
Whether you’re interested in the creation of the Metaverse, looking to build some cool stuff, or just interested in the many, many creations others have already made, Horizon Worlds is worth checking out, especially since it’s free!