meta: Meta to allow creators to sell virtual items in social VR app Horizon Worlds

San Francisco: Meta on Tuesday said it is testing new features in Horizon Worlds, its social virtual reality (VR) app, which will help creators sell virtual items and earn money.

In a conversation with Vidyuu Studios, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that creator monetization and the metaverse economy are really important.

“There are two new things I wanted to talk about. One is about in-world purchases – basically the ability to sell virtual items and access things inside of Horizon Worlds, which is part of business equation,” Zuckerberg said in a video posted by Vidyuu. Studios on YouTube.

The company is rolling this out with a handful of creators right now.

“I’m also very excited about the Creator Bonus program we’re rolling out for people who build awesome worlds in Horizon to reward and reward them,” Zuckerberg announced.

Horizon Worlds rolled out to Oculus Quest VR headset users in the US and Canada in early December. It reached 300,000 monthly users in no time.

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According to Zuckerberg, all users with access to Horizon Worlds will be able to make purchases in the world.

“Creator monetization is really important because you all need to be able to support yourself and earn a good living creating these amazing experiences,” Zuckerberg added.

VR and Quest are key parts of the company’s Metaverse vision, but it sees the Metaverse as an interconnected digital world, which connects VR and AR, in addition to more familiar platforms like the phone and the computer.

The company recently announced “Personal Boundary” for Horizon Worlds and Horizon Venues.

The “personal boundary” prevents avatars from approaching within a set distance of each other, creating a more personal space for people and making it easier to prevent unwanted interactions.

‘Personal Boundary’ will by default make it look like there is a distance of nearly 4 feet between your avatar and others.

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