It looks like Facebook is trying to get in on the VR world experience with “Facebook Horizon” or “Horizon” to put it simply. The new trailer for the VR space hits quite a bit of woke checkmarks and also features a link to participate in a beta for “Horizon.”
I’m not quite sure why one would want to associate oneself with Facebook and its current year rules, but if you happen to want to know what’s going down with Horizon, then you’re in luck.
At its heart, Horizon is a poor man’s version of the woke Ready Player One‘s Oasis, where folks get to explore an “ever-expanding VR world.” In other words, the act of creating stuff with other people around the world will be the backbone of this VR experience.
The official description and trailer for Horizon, which comes in by Oculus‘ YouTube channel, sits below for your viewing pleasure:
“Welcome to Facebook Horizon, an ever-expanding, thriving VR world where you can explore, play, and create. There’s no end in sight to the extraordinary adventures and amazing experiences you can have. Discover interesting communities, paint a masterpiece, or form a team and compete in action-packed games. You can build a Horizon World of your own using a variety of intuitive tools. Or get to know other Horizon citizens and be inspired by their creations. In Horizon, you are not just discovering a new world, you are part of what makes it great.”
As you can see, the heads behind the trailer made sure to drop every diversity hint in there letting people know you can give women mustaches to reach peak degeneracy.
Looking deeper into this soon to be censorship-heavy, ban-fest safe space, Oculus also released the following video showing how the hand tracking works with Quest, which is due out in early 2020 as an experimental feature for consumers and an SDK for developers:
If that looks fun to you, there is an early session that you can take part in by heading on over to oculus.com and signing up to apply for closed beta Horizon access.
If you are wondering, “How do I know if I made it into the beta?” Well, you should be notified by email when you’re invited to explore the prototype and give feedback as the devs prepare for launch.
Lastly, Facebook Horizon or Horizon is a new social VR world that is set to hit Oculus Quest and the Rift platform sometime in 2020.