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Meta Plans to Fuse Its ‘Horizon’ Apps & Make Them More Accessible… Eventually

Though Meta is steadily building up three social VR apps—Horizon Worlds, Horizon Venues, and Horizon Workrooms—the trio still exist as separate apps and hardly...

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...
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A Big Update to ‘Bigscreen’ Boosts Room Sizes, Video Quality, & Quest Performance

Social VR hangout app Bigscreen just got a bunch of improvements in a new update available now. The update brings a range of enhancements across...

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...
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Meta’s First Big Proto-metaverse Project Finally Launches (kinda)

Nearly two and a half years in the making, Meta's most ambitious social VR project, Horizon Worlds, has finally reached open beta. Well kinda. Starting...

Social VR Startup Raises $57 Million Investment Led by Major Japanese Mobile Network

Japanese social VR startup HIKKY announced today that it has raised ¥6.5 billion (~$57 million), led by Japanese mobile network operator NTT Docomo. The...

NBA League Pass Games Return to Quest in ‘Horizon Venues’ This Month

The NBA officially kicked off its 2021-22 regular season in mid-October after having last year's derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this week, Meta (formerly...

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...

Quest’s Home Environment is Finally Getting Social Capabilities, Becomes ‘Horizon Home’

One of our longstanding critiques of Quest's social features is the lack of a simple, first-party place to meet up with friends. Finally that's...

Facebook Offers up $10 Million to Draw Creators to ‘Horizon’

Horizon, Facebook's social VR space built around user-generated content, was announced more than two years ago, but the company still isn't quite ready to...
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‘Rec Room’ is Getting a Mario Kart-style Racer on September 29th, Trailer Here

Rec Room, arguably the most successful social VR platform, today announced at its annual Rec Con conference that it's getting a new go-kart racing mini-game that...
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New Social VR Platform Debuts With an Immersive Muse Concert You Can Watch with...

Stageverse is a new social VR platform debuting this week with a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert. The platform allows...

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...
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