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Where is Facebook Horizon

ElusiveMarlin
Level 7

Does anyone have any news on the Facebook Horizon project?

It looked really promising a year ago, and I signed up for the closed Beta, but haven't heard a thing since then. Even the official page still only has the same announcement videos, on it with no new content added.

 

Has it been canned?  

RIFT CV1
RIFT S
Leeds, UK.

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kevinw729
Level 15

There have been some speed bumps along the way with the Beta for HORIZON, there have been moderation and control issues, as well as firmware requirements.

Some media have been allowed to login, and found that the platform is still on track, if maybe delayed due to the current situation. We still hope it will meet its October launch window.

There is a video of a demonstration by one developer of what an environment [nightclub] within the platform looks like, great light effects,, though obviously empty of users: [Sorry this forum software makes if difficult to share videos from my Facebook]

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

kurtdaflirt
Level 4

Just keep re-applying to the Beta. I eventually got in myself, but tbh the experience is really lacking.

Zenbane
Level 16

@ElusiveMarlin wrote:

Does anyone have any news on the Facebook Horizon project?

It looked really promising a year ago, and I signed up for the closed Beta, but haven't heard a thing since then. Even the official page still only has the same announcement videos, on it with no new content added.

 

Has it been canned?  


Not canned at all. If you're on Facebook, join the Horizons group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/horizoncommunity/

 

It's alive and well, and flourishing. The biggest complaint seems to be around the handling of trolls, but that's nothing new are even specific to Horizon lol

 

Overall, the progress being made as depicted by the active Beta testers sharing their work and experience in that FB group is very promising. Can't wait to jump in!

ElusiveMarlin
Level 7

Thank for all the replies.

I have joined the group, (Thanks for the heads-up @Zenbane), 

I hope it gets the traction and membership it will need to make it a "go to" place.

 

Fingers crossed I get an invite to try.....

RIFT CV1
RIFT S
Leeds, UK.

Intel Core i7 7700K 3.7GHz | RAM 32GB DDR4 2666MHz | GeForce GTX 1080 8GB |

"Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story...."