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Meta is nudging VR developers into Horizon World through introduction training, money, and more | Technology

Meta is nudging VR developers into Horizon World through introduction training, money, and more | Technology
Meta is nudging VR developers into Horizon World through introduction training, money, and more 

Meta is nudging VR developers towards Horizon World through introduction training, financing, and more

Meta announced today that it is expanding the company's VR developer program to include training on how to create games and experiences within Metra's growing social virtual reality platform, Horizon Worlds. Developers can also get some cash - a strong incentive to help Meta build new Meta metavers.

“Today, we invite you to join one of our Horizon Worlds building tracks to unleash your imagination further, expand your skills and bring your vision to life,” Mita said in a blog post.

This will include training through the Horizon Worlds bootcamp, support for meta-experts, and the opportunity to compete with other VR developers currently established in the world for funding and cash prizes.

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This is made possible with the Oculus Start and the Oculus Launch Pad. Oculus Start is a program designed for developers who have launched VR apps or are about to release apps, while Oculus Launch Pad was built to support promising VR creators from diverse backgrounds. Both programs are important for filling the store with a lot of VR content.

Meta said that with the new Builders Track, "it provides more than $500,000 in funding and cash prizes to developers who create unique, innovative, and exciting worlds in Horizon Worlds."

Meter's new developer path has expanded to the $10 million Creator Fund, which was launched late last year, primarily to attract developers to Horizon Worlds.

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Compared to VR social platforms like VR Chat and Rec Room, Meta Horizon Worlds still has room to grow ahead of the record for modern users and more consistent engagement.

It still only works with Meta headphones and for US and Canadian users only. While that won't change today, it's clear that the company wants to make Horizon Worlds content more engaging so that it's less of a virtual chat room and more of a virtual destination.

Source: Scott Hayden, ROADTOVR, Direct News 99, Googly Market