Meta Platforms (FB.O), the parent company of Facebook, has begun testing mechanisms for trading digital assets and services within its virtual reality network Horizon Worlds, a major aspect of its aim to create a metaverse, the company announced on Monday.
The resources will first be offered to a select group of customers who are producing online learning, games, and fashion items on Meta’s holistic system, which is viewable via VR headsets, according to the organisation.
The social networking powerhouse is also experimenting with a “creator bonus” scheme for a select group of Horizon Worlds users in the United States, in which it will reward members every month for using advanced functionality that the organisation introduces.
“We intend there to be plenty of wonderful universes, and in terms of deliverables, there must be a lot more developers who can end up making this their career,” The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, stated in an avatar-based interaction with young consumers. Check this video.
Facebook, which last year renamed Meta, has initiated a modernistic concept of a channel of virtual worlds retrieved via various devices where consumers can operate, interact socially, and play games.
Property, structures, characters, and even identities can be purchased and sold as non-fungible assets, or blockchain-based digital resources, in which the corporation competes with future virtual world competitors.
Horizon Worlds, a large VR social network, and Horizon Venues, a digital event network, are initial incarnations of metaverse-like environments from Meta.