Following backlash for his earlier Instagram post announcing the expansion of Meta’s metaverse into France and Spain, Mark Zuckerberg published a follow-up message explaining that Meta is really improving the graphics, which were noticeably “bad” in the initial image.
On Tuesday, August 16th, Mark Zuckerberg posted a virtual reality (VR) picture to Facebook showing his unquestionably “soulless” avatar in front of the Sagrada Familia and the Eiffel Tower to herald the opening of his company’s metaverse project, “Horizon Worlds,” in France and Spain. Since the screenshot’s graphics were so bad, it didn’t take long for people to start poking fun of it.
For those who are unfamiliar, the metaverse is a “virtual environment” that allows users to escape reality. Some people invest in it because they believe it to be the internet’s future.
While several businesses are developing their own metaverses, Mark Zuckerberg’s is one of the most well-known since he aroused awareness by renaming Facebook to Meta. In an interview with The Verge, he asserted, “I think we will successfully move from people considering us as primarily being a social network company to being a metaverse company.”
We’ll see if Meta’s metaverse, dubbed “Horizon Worlds,” lives up to expectations or disappoints, like it did with the first article.
Acknowledging that the prior image was “simple”
He said on the page, “Major upgrades to Horizon and avatar graphics coming shortly.” “More will be revealed during Connect. Additionally, I am aware that the picture I posted earlier this week was quite plain because it was a hastily snapped launch celebration picture. Even on headsets, the images in Horizon are far more advanced, and the software is developing swiftly.”
Sincere to say, the graphics in the later post definitely seem much better. But why was the original one initially shared? Even if it was merely a launch announcement, it was shocking to see that a company like Meta posted such a hasty and unimpressive screenshot. We sincerely hope that he keeps his final commitment. If not, investors in Meta may be quite disappointed with the outcome.