Mark Zuckerberg Will Review Metaverse
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to launch Horizon Worlds, the company’s flagship Metaverse app, after receiving heavy criticism for its graphic simplicity. The backlash came as a result of one of the selfies of Meta’s avatar at Horizon Worlds being presented in Spain and France to show the platform’s launch.
Mark Zuckerberg Will Intervene Horizon Worlds!
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, a social media and VR company, announced that a number of changes are coming to Meta’s Metaverse-focused app Horizon Worlds to make it more immersive and visually stunning for users. Zuckerberg broke the news via an Instagram post.
He also showed in the post the new graphic style that the platform will use in the future. In the ‘Horizon’ major updates and avatar graphics are coming soon, Mark posted. The graphics in Horizon can do a lot more, even on headphones. “Horizon is developing very quickly,” he wrote.
The announced overhaul comes after Horizon Worlds launched in Spain and France. It came in response to criticism stemming from a selfie of his avatar used to announce the launch. It was also in response to the backlash that some users described as outdated because of its simple graphics. The image’s charts attract influencers, columnists, and daily users Meta.encouraged criticism.
Kevin Roose of the New York Times was critical. “It’s really surprising that Meta spent more than $10 billion on VR last year and the graphics on its flagship app still look worse than the 2008 Wii game,” he wrote. Another criticism came from data analyst Emily Gorcenski. “The Meta where the brightest techies of the day got to 1995-level graphics was disappointing,” Emily said.
Zuckerberg admitted that the photo he posted earlier this week is pretty straightforward. He also revealed that it was pulled very quickly to celebrate the launch. The reason the criticism is so harsh is because Meta’s Metaverse unit has been given to Reality Labs .substantial investment of funds. The unit recorded more than $400 million in sales in the second quarter of 2022, with a loss of $2.8 billion.
The company issued $10 billion in bonds earlier this month to continue financing its operations, including its Metaverse division. No matter how negative the company’s initiatives seem, Mark Zuckerberg explained that he is quite optimistic about it. Zuckerberg thinks that in the next ten years, his company will make quite a profit, forgetting the losses today. Talking about Metaverse frequently in his statements, Mark expressed that he wanted to shape the future.