Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the metaverse memes

Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the metaverse memes

Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg posted a screenshot of his digital avatar in front of the Eiffel Tower and what I believe to be la Sagrada Família to announce the launch of  Horizon Worlds in France and Spain. Unfortunately for him, the internet more or less immediately started pulling and storing screenshots of the VR platform - possibly because the graphics, as one Twitter user described, are a bit close to par with  Teletubbies game for  PlayStation One. 

Zuckerberg has clearly seen the memes and wants to let you know that Meta is working on the graphics. On Friday, he posted new screenshots to Facebook and Instagram, showing a much more realistic version of himself and a stale-looking spot. “Major Horizon updates and avatar graphics are coming soon,” he said, promising to share more details at the next Connect conference. Meta spokesman Peter Gray told The Verge that the company has no news to share at this time, but last year's event took place in October.

The original post, which started this whole thing

Major Update to the Horizon and Avatar graphics

As for the original screenshot, he admits it's not entirely flattering. "I know the photo I posted earlier this week is pretty basic - it was taken very quickly to celebrate the launch. Horizon's graphics are capable of doing so much more, even on headphones," he said. he said. billions of people into a digital world where a lot of people don't sell exactly, I would probably avoid posting quick and dirty screenshots of it - especially if I'm coming to announce a 100 price increase dollars for Quest 2, making access to VR said experience much more expensive. But that's just me. 

Meta is not alone in promising better graphics in an attempt to entice people into its metaverse. Last month, Roblox announced it was also updating its low-res, traditional graphics, and product manager Josh Anon said his ultimate goal is to "recreate the real world" in an interview with Protocols

In the end, though, graphics are secondary to what you do with them. Even if the new Meta update for Horizon upgrades the visuals to a level, such as Fortnite, it won't matter unless there's something interesting to see in its virtual world. This point is perfectly illustrated by this tweet embedded in Zuckerberg's original post: