The flagship metaverse product of Meta, Horizon Worlds, is reportedly inundated with several quality issues. According to a report in The Verge citing internal memos, Meta’s VR social network, Horizon Worlds, holds little promise in its current avatar. Even those building the virtual reality social network at the company are barely using it.
Meta’s VP of Metaverse, Vishal Shah, allegedly told employees that the metaverse team will remain in a quality lockdown for the remaining year to ensure that they fix the quality gaps and performance issues before Horizon is opened to more users.”
In August, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was forced to post new screenshots on Instagram and Facebook, presenting a more life-like version of himself, after the memes taunted his poorly-designed metaverse avatar.
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In the same month, Vivek Sharma, VP of Meta’s Horizon social media virtual reality (VR) platform, departed at a time when Zuckerberg doubled down on his US$10 billion metaverse dream.
Sharma’s team now reports to Shah. Shah wrote in an internal memo that the feedback from their users, creators, and playtesters on the team is that the aggregate weight of stability issues, bugs, and papercuts is making it difficult for the community to experience the magic of Horizon.”
Horizon Worlds is a social VR experience where one can discover new places with friends, build your own unique worlds, and form teams to compete in action-packed games. The Horizon Worlds social metaverse platform is available only on the company’s Quest VR headsets. Zuckerberg said that significant updates to Horizon and avatar graphics are coming soon.