Social networking company Meta has expanded the services of its flagship Metaverse app Horizon Worlds to Spain and France. The move is part of Meta’s expansion plan to offer these services to more European countries this year. While the app will be available as an invite-only service in 2020, it will only become available to the public in the US and Canadian markets in December 2021.
Meta expands App Horizon Worlds to Spain and France
Social media group Meta is expanding its Metaverse offering to Europe. The company recently announced the launch of Horizon Worlds, one of its major virtual world apps, in Spain and France.the company in the post Announce All citizens of these countries over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to use one of the VR headsets the company sells to enjoy the service.
Horizon Worlds lets users experience a VR world represented by a configurable avatar, and can roam around worlds created by other players and experiences developed by companies. The launch of the program in these two countries is part of a push to launch Horizon Worlds in more European countries by 2023.
The app is closed as an invite-only user Beta Since 2020, Open It launched its service in the US and Canada last December, and this year opened its platform to customers in the UK, Ireland and Iceland following that launch.
Spain is a country of particular importance for companies as it has decided to invest more than $1 billion to build a giant data center in the Talavera de la Reina area. On this point, Javier Olivan, vice president of products and infrastructure at Transmeta, declared:
Spain is at the forefront of European technology. The country benefits from having two strong tech hubs: Barcelona and Madrid. As our company prepares to help build the metaverse, we put Spain at the heart of our plans.
In addition, a new Meta Workers’ Hub will be established in Madrid. Another project is the company’s Metaverse Lab in partnership with Telefonica to attract companies to produce Metaverse-based products.
However, the Spanish government also ask Meta respects national laws when processing user data collected by companies in its applications. According to local media reports, Spanish President Pedro Sanchez stressed that the data of the Spanish people must remain in Spain and be processed according to local laws.
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