Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg metaverse He renamed his company Meta. However, leaked internal memos show that few in-house developers are as committed as he is. Vishal Shah, Meta’s VP of Metaverse, said in a note that even the people developing the company’s flagship product, Horizon Worlds, aren’t using it. cause? Not very good.
Anyone keeping up with Meta’s quest to build the Metaverse should feign surprise here. Thanks to Zuckerberg himself, even those without a Quest headset were able to preview the current state of Horizon Worlds. This summer, Zuckerberg posted screenshots of the app to celebrate the arrival of Horizon Worlds in France and Spain (see above). Zuckerberg followed up by promising visual enhancements to the experience, but the problem could be deeper than that.
In Shah’s Sept. 15 memo, he acknowledged that Horizon Worlds has “quality gaps and performance issues” and that the team will spend the rest of the year “locking down quality.” I hopeAccording to the leaked note, the main problem obtained According to The Verge, Meta’s developers don’t use it much. If the folks building the Metaverse don’t want to use it, consumers are unlikely to go out of their way to explore Meta’s new pet projects.
This wasn’t a one-off rant by Meta’s lead metaverse executive. Shah added another note on his Sept. 30, pointing out specific issues and how he would like to address them. He noted that the onboarding experience was confusing and frustrating for users, and that Horizon Worlds has yet to find “market fit.” Here are some impressions I’ve heard from other people working on the Metaverse he technology. We have a hardware roadmap, but who knows what kind of experience (if any) will work. Shah said plans are in place to “hold managers accountable” to ensure that the team can use Horizon Worlds at least weekly.
Meta has invested billions in the Metaverse based almost entirely on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s belief that it is the future of the internet. The company is also reportedly planning layoffs for the following reasons: Increased metaverse loss And the decline in Facebook usage. If Meta can’t get employees interested in Horizon Worlds, what are the chances of Zuckerberg’s next Metaverse play?