Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to overhaul Horizon Worlds, the company’s flagship Metaverse app, after it was heavily criticized for its graphical simplicity. The backlash was sparked by a selfie by Zuckerberg in Horizon Worlds showing the platform’s launch in Spain and France.
Horizon World gets a graphics overhaul
Meta’s virtual world-focused app Horizon Worlds is about to see a series of changes to make it more immersive and visual for users, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of social media and VR company Meta, has announced. impact.
Zuckerberg made the announcement via an Instagram post, where he also showed off a new graphic style the platform will use in the future. He explained:
A major update to Horizonn and avatar graphics is coming… There’s more graphics in Horizonn—even on headsets—and Horizonis improving fast.
The announced overhaul comes in response to a backlash from his avatar, which was used to announce the launch of Horizon Worlds in Spain and France, which some users considered outdated due to its simple graphics.
The graphic of the image prompts influencers, columnists and everyday users to criticize Meta.Kevin Ross of The New York Times statement:
It’s puzzling that Meta spent more than $10 billion on VR last year, and the graphics on its flagship app still look worse than 2008’s Wii games.
Others also criticized the company, comparing the displayed graphics to pre-2000 technology. American activist and data analyst Emily Gorcenski Announce:
Come and work for Meta, when the most brilliant technicians were at the level of 1995.
However, Zuckerberg explained the graphics of the digital selfie, noting:
I know this photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic – it was taken to celebrate the launch.
The criticism comes as Meta has been pouring money into its Metaverse division, Reality Labs. While the segment posted sales of more than $400 million in the second quarter of 2022, losses hit $2.8 billion in the same period. The company issued a $10 billion bond earlier this month to continue funding its operations, including its Metaverse unit.
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