CEO of tech giant Meta Platforms Inc., Mark Zuckerberg, will overhaul the metaverse application Horizon Worlds after its graphic design was criticized for being too simplistic.
In the face of this criticism, Zuckerberg announced a series of changes to the app, guaranteeing the visual design of Horizon Worlds will impress users.
Mark Zuckerberg broke the news in his Instagram post, showing the new graphic style that Horizon Worlds will use.
“Big updates to Horizon and avatar graphics are coming soon. Graphics in Horizon are capable of much more — even on headsets — and Horizon is improving very quickly,” the Meta CEO said in his Instagram post, quoted from Bitcoin. News.
The revamp comes in response to netizens’ reaction when Mark Zuckerberg’s avatar was included in the announcement of the launch of Horizon Worlds in Spain and France. Many netizens think the avatar is outdated because the graphic design is too simple.
The appearance of Zuckerberg’s avatar has prompted influencers, columnists and users of the Horizon Worlds app to criticize Meta.
“It’s absolutely disconcerting that Meta spent over $10 billion on VR last year and the graphics in its flagship app still look worse than the 2008 Wii games,” said Kevin Roose, technology columnist for The New York Times.
Meanwhile, activist and data analyst from the United States (US), Emily Gorcenski compared the graphs displayed on Horizon Worlds with technology before the 2000s.
“Let’s work for Meta, where the most brilliant technologists today have reached the 1995 level chart,” Gorcenski said.
Zuckerberg defended that his avatar was taken so quickly to celebrate the launch of Horizon Worlds in Spain and France.
“I know the photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic — taken very quickly to celebrate the launch,” Zuckerberg said.
The criticism comes because Meta has invested a large amount of funds into its Metaverse unit, Reality Labs.
Meanwhile Reality Labs, which manufactures virtual reality hardware and software, recorded sales of more than US$400 million during the second quarter of this year.
While the loss reached 2.8 billion US dollars in the same period.
Meta issued $10 billion worth of bonds earlier this month to fund its operations, including its metaverse division.