From next June 6th, to watch the Horizon Venues event programming in virtual reality, it will be necessary to do it from Horizon Worlds, respecting some requirements, including the possession of the new standalone Quest 2 viewer.
For some time now Facebook Inc, now Meta, has revealed the desire to build the Metaverse (also through the creation of new viewers, of which a chronoprogram of presentations scheduled from year to year has recently been leaked) which, in the meantime, has been substantiated a series of standalone simulated dimensions, that is separate, which, however, from what was communicated last week, are moving towards greater synergy.
Until now, Meta has created Horizon Worlds, the entrance to the Metaverse, a hub where users can create virtual worlds, explore others with friends, and form teams to compete together, perhaps in action games. At the same time, however, Menlo Park has also created Horizon Venues, in which live events (eg concerts by the most successful artists of the moment, sporting events and favorite shows) are transmitted in virtual reality.
From next June 6 (basically a few days after the farewell to the Clubouse-style functions), Horizon Worlds will receive integration with Horizon Venues and, starting from that moment, users with at least 18 years of age, who reside in Canada or in the US, and who own an Oculus Quest 2 headset, will be able to watch the events of Horizon Venues from Horizon Worlds.
Likewise, and this is the other side of the coin, those users who reside elsewhere (but during the coming summer it has been promised that Horizon Worlds will be open to users from other markets), who are between the ages of 13 and 17 years old, or who have a Quest 1 viewer, will no longer have access to the Venues programming, also due to the fact that from 6 June Horizon Venues will cease to exist as a stand-alone app.
From the same date onwards, Meta announced in a post that appeared on the official blog of the Oculus subsidiary, users will, however, retain the right, on Oculus TV, to “capture the highlights and replays of the events of Venues”.