Meta Closes Venues To Quest 1 In Move To Horizon Worlds
Meta Closes Venues To Quest 1 In Transfer To Horizon Worlds 6

Meta is shifting content material from Horizon Venues to the Horizon Worlds platform and shutting down the unique app in June.

The transfer successfully cuts off the unique Oculus Quest from entry to the corporate’s personal social VR areas simply three years after the headset first went on sale.

Horizon Worlds is a shared community of person generated areas the corporate is supporting with prizes, coaching, and a take a look at to pay creators. Whereas Horizon Worlds launched on Quest 1, help for the headset was pulled in January this 12 months. Presently, Meta solely grants entry to customers with Fb accounts who’re age 18 or older and dwelling in america or Canada. Whereas Meta is bringing Horizon Worlds to extra units and extra international locations, as of this writing it solely runs on Quest 2 and Rift.

The Venues app — initially Oculus Venues after which later Horizon Venues — was host to a sequence of social VR watch events for a variety of occasions from live shows to sports activities, with a current Foo Fighters live performance streamed in Venues after the Tremendous Bowl suffering from technical points. Now Venue’s calendar of occasions will proceed inside Horizon Worlds the place folks can “bounce between a sport world to a hang around house—then head proper into an enormous present with your mates,” as a Meta weblog submit notes.

“Folks over 18 within the US and Canada who’ve entry to Horizon Worlds on Quest 2 will be capable of entry Venues programming within the Horizon Worlds app on June 6,” the submit notes. “In case you’re not within the US or Canada, are 13 – 17 years of age, and/or are on Quest 1, you’ll lose entry to Venues programming when the standalone Venues app goes away on June 6, although you’ll nonetheless be capable of catch highlights and replays of Venues occasions in Oculus TV.”

Meta executives have stated they’ll be chopping the requirement that its headsets want a Fb account to make use of them, however we haven’t had a current replace on how exactly that may work. The corporate is making ready a high-end VR headset to launch later this 12 months at present referred to as Challenge Cambria and plans to speculate $10+ billion yearly in constructing out efforts to develop into a number one supplier of wearable computer systems.

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