Facebook Horizon will let you produce your own world in VR


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Facebook is developing a brand-new social VR experience called Horizon.

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The future of virtual truth for Facebook is more social.

On Wednesday, the world’s biggest social media network stated that it’s releasing a test variation of an app called Horizon that will let individuals produce their own environment in virtual truth. You’ll likewise have the ability to play video games, check out and socialize with pals in this social VR world. 

“Because everyone is going to be able to create their own spaces and experiences within it, Horizon is going to have this property where it just grows and expands and gets better and better over time,” stated Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Oculus Connect, its 6th yearly virtual truth conference, which started at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on Wednesday.

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Facebook owns Oculus, a virtual reality company that has released a series of headsets that allows you to enter a computer-generated world. Facebook Horizon will be available for Oculus Quest and Rift users.

This isn’t the first social VR app that Facebook has released. In 2017, the company unveiled a virtual reality app called Facebook Spaces that lets you hang out with friends and family and even take selfies in a virtual park or other environments. 

Facebook’s Oculus said in a blog post it’s closing down Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms on Oct. 25.

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