Facebook said it will launch a virtual social community where users of its Oculus headgear can “explore new places” and “create their own new experiences.”
The Horizon virtual world set for a beta launch in 2020 represents a new initiative for the Oculus virtual reality unit of the leading social network. Oculus users will be able to choose an avatar and interact with others in the virtual social community, Facebook said as it opened its Oculus Connect 6 conference.
“Our goal is to put people at the centre of computing, not just with great hardware, but with amazing software experiences as well,” Facebook said in a statement.
Facebook Horizon will be “a new social experience in VR where you can build your own worlds with easy-to-use tools (no coding skills required),” the company said.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told the conference.