After receiving harsh criticism for its graphical simplicity, Horizon Worlds, the company’s main metaverse programme, has undergone a redesign by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. One of the selfies of Zuckerberg’s avatar from Horizon Worlds that was used to demonstrate the platform’s launch in Spain and France was the root of the reaction.
In addition to sharing the announcement, Zuckerberg also displayed the new aesthetic look that the network will employ going forward in an Instagram post. The graphics in Horizon are capable of much more — even on headsets, he said, and the programme is developing very quickly. He also said that major updates to the avatar and programme graphics were coming soon.
Zuckerberg outlined how the image’s aesthetics led social influencers, writers, and regular users to dislike Meta. But according to Kevin Roose of the New York Times, it is actually baffling that despite investing more than $10 billion in VR last year, Meta’s flagship app still has graphics that are weaker compared to those of a 2008 Wii game. Others have criticised the business, drawing comparisons between the images displayed and available technology prior to 2000.
An update has been announced In response to criticism over a selfie of Zuckerberg’s avatar used to herald the debut of Horizon Worlds in Spain and France, which some users deemed out of date due to its basic visuals.
The criticism happens to coincide with Meta’s huge financial investment in Reality Labs, its metaverse division. Despite having more than $400 million in sales in Q2 2022, the unit lost $2.8 billion during that same quarter. To continue funding its operations, including its metaverse subsidiary, the corporation issued $10 billion in bonds earlier this month.
Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg once intended to introduce Libra, its cryptocurrency. The Diem Association (formerly known as Libra) shut down and sold Silvergate bank its $200 million worth of assets. This put a stop to the social media juggernauts’ plans for an international stablecoin. Authorities in the United States put pressure on it, and several founding members, including Paypal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard, left.