Meta has announced that it’s social virtual reality experience, Horizon Worlds, is now available for free to everyone over 18 in the United States and Canada. Horizon Worlds first became available last year but was in beta and was invite-only.
With the today’s launch, Meta is also debuting Arena Clash, a laser tag game where players battle in a 3v3 format inside Horizon Worlds. Additionally, Meta is launching new mechanics and templates that creators can use when they design their own games which can then be played by the Horizon Worlds community.
Meta did have a bit of disappointing news for owners of the Meta Quest 1 headset and that is that Horizon Worlds will not be supported on that headset from January 13, 2022. If you want to use the app, you’ll need to go out and buy the newer Meta Quest 2 which costs $299 for the 128 GB model and $399 for the 256 GB model.
Meta said it wants to foster a safe and respectful environment in Horizon Worlds so apart from needing to be 18+ to play, you’ll also need to abide by the Conduct in VR Policy. If you meet all the requirements, you can head over the Meta Quest website now and download Horizon Worlds, there is also an official Facebook group to meet other community members.