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Meta to Merge ‘Venues’ Event Space into ‘Horizon Worlds’ Social VR Platform

Horizon Worlds is Meta's social VR platform for Quest 2 and Rift which includes ways for users to explore together, create their own rooms,...

Quest Users Can Now Watch YouTube Together Thanks to ‘Bigscreen’ Update

Bigscreen is putting Meta to shame again, as the VR hangout app just got a serious bump in functionality for Quest users and PC VR...

Meta Planning Web-based Version of ‘Horizon Worlds’ With Lower Creator Fees Than Its VR...

Meta announced earlier this week it would eventually allow creators to sell items on its social VR platform, Horizon Worlds, adding that the company would...
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Wendy’s is Opening a Metaverse Hamburger Shop in ‘Horizon Worlds’

Wendy's is more than a chain restaurant that serves square-shaped burgers. It's also a marketing powerhouse that's known for kicking off the trend of...

Meta’s ‘Horizon’ Social VR Platform Surpasses 300,000 Users in 3 Months

Meta opened its Horizon Worlds social VR platform in December, rolling out its proto-metaverse project to Quest users in the US and Canada. During an...

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $145M Funding, Now Valued at $3.5B

Social VR platform Rec Room has sealed another big funding round to close out the year. The Seattle-based startup today announced it's secured a new...

Meta’s Latest Avatar System is Finally Rolling Out to All Unity Developers

Following an initial announcement eight months ago, Meta has released its latest avatar system for all Unity VR developers, including support for App Lab...

Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR...

Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for...

27 VR Apps for Remote Work, Education, Training, Design Review, and More

One of VR's biggest strengths is the ability to make those at a distance feel like they're physically near each other. While this is...

‘Rec Room’ Begins Early Rollout on Select Android Devices

We were expecting to see Rec Room make its way to Google Play sometime this fall. With little fanfare though, the popular social VR platform...

Facebook Creates New Internal Organization to Build “the Metaverse”

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's AR/VR research and development team, announced the creation of a special product group focused on developing its future vision...

‘Rec Room’ Adds More Flexibility to Avatar System with New Full-body, Animated Costumes

Ever since the social VR platform Rec Room launched in 2016, its avatar system has notably lacked full-body inverse kinematics like you see in...

‘VRChat’ Secures $80M Series D Funding to Create its Own Digital Economy

VRChat, the popular social VR platform, announced its secured a Series D funding round of $80 million, which brings to the startup more than...

VR Education Platform ‘ENGAGE’ Raises $10.7M to Build ‘Oasis’ Metaverse for Business

VR Education Holdings, the company behind the social VR platform ENGAGE, announced it's raised €9 million (~$10.7 million) which will help it expand beyond...

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

Rec Room, the social VR platform, announced it has secured a $100 million financing round, bringing the company's valuation to $1.25 billion. This makes...
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