Facebook is trying really hard to make the metaverse happen, and at its annual Connect keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained what exactly that will entail.
If you’re unfamiliar, the metaverse is a bridge between the physical world and the virtual one. For Facebook, that means you’ll strap a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Quest 2 to your face and interact with your friends in a space that looks like your actual house. To that end, the company is releasing something called Horizon Home, the consumer-friendly counterpart to Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms VR-based meeting software.
The idea is that by having the freedom to recreate your home in VR, you’ll have a more welcoming space to invite friends to hang out or party before diving into a VR game. Facebook is bringing its Venues app into the Horizon VR space, so you can watch concerts from your headset and maybe it will feel like being there?