Meta, Facebook, is having a hard time with its metaverse platform, Horizon Worlds. The internal documents and employee response show a decline in user interest in the virtual space, WSJ reports.
When CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook will change to Meta to expand into the metaverse everyone had high hopes. Zuckerberg had this vision of building a digital economy in virtual space.
Horizon Worlds was introduced in 2021, which did grab the attention of investors and users but overall performance and bad-quality visuals ruined its reputation, so it turned into an internet meme.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the internal documents show that Horizon Worlds hasn’t recorded many daily active users. Instead, most consumers lost interest after the first month of joining.
The situation is so bad that only 50 players interact with the user-made environments and almost no creator is interested in building a virtual space on the platform despite it being free-to-play.
Although Meta’s Quest 2 devices are selling quite well, people aren’t using them for a long time, which means those gadgets are just sitting there.
The tech giant is struggling very badly unless it decides to cut off the metaverse project but knowing Zuckerberg, will he ever make that decision?