Meta brings Horizon Worlds with new features to Europe for the first time. In which countries is the social VR app launching?
Meta is bringing its Metaverse platform Horizon Worlds to Europe for the first time. The first countries will gain access in the coming weeks, with more to follow throughout the year. Meta is also introducing a new feature designed to give users more control over their environment.
Horizon Worlds comes to Europe: Horizon Worlds launched in 2021 and is currently available on the Oculus Rift (S) and Meta Quest 2. Support for Quest 1 was discontinued in January 2022. Until now, only users over the age of 18 in the US and Canada had access to the social VR app. The age restriction remains in place. However, the virtual gates will soon open for social VR enthusiasts in Europe. On the company’s own Oculus blog, Meta announces that the social VR app will be rolled out to more and more users in England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland in the coming weeks.
Meta also announced a new feature called “Voice Mode,” which should also be released in the coming weeks. This allows Horizon users to choose how they hear people who are not on their friends list.