It has been a rough week for the metaverse, my friends. Meta launched their Horizon Worlds platform in Spain and France and reception was… frigid. That’s mostly thanks to the unimpressive graphics and awkward, lifeless avatars, all of which might be forgiveable if Meta had not spent a significant portion of a reported $10 billion developing them.
I’m no stranger to critiques of Meta, but it gives me very little pleasure to see the metaverse being misunderstood in such a massive way. And that’s not the public’s fault—it’s Meta’s.
Anyway, here are the best tweets dunking on Horizon Worlds.
Is the metaverse just Sims for Web3?
Sigh I miss the real Mii
New fear: unlocked
POV: Your best friend is suing you for $600 million
Zuck is baby
The world is so big and beautiful, can’t wait to explore it from the comfort of my own home!