In the past, proponents of virtual reality (VR) were annoying, insisting that we all needed to wear clunky headsets to participate in the revolution.
Mark Zuckerberg eventually joined them. People would perform all activities in "the metaverse" rather than playing video games in virtual reality.
In February, "Horizon Worlds" surpassed 300,000 monthly users. In 2022, Reality Labs lost $5.7 billion, and in 2021, it lost $10 billion.
It's difficult not to be doubtful as long as Meta continues to lose money. According to a recent survey, even Reality Labs staff members are dubious.
According to The Verge, leaked internal documents suggest that "Horizon Worlds" has gameplay flaws, which will result in a "quality lockdown" for the rest of the year.
The lockdown, according to Vishal Shah, vice president of Metaverse, attempts to "correct quality gaps and performance issues."
The app was first made available to beta testers by invitation-only in August 2020, and subsequently to everyone in December 2021. It seemed slow after being out for a while, Shah remarked in his memo.