Meta and the UFC are working collectively to make a particular UFC-themed expertise in Meta’s Horizon Worlds social VR platform, based on a Meta weblog submit on Wednesday.
Within the UFC zone, you’ll be capable of watch 4K, 180-degree streams of fights, socialize with different gamers about UFC, see a digital recreation of the Octagon, and compete in in-world video games to get “unique unlockable rewards” and ultimately turn out to be “a UFC Corridor of Famer.” It’s set to launch someday in November.
I’m not a UFC fan, so I don’t suppose I’ll be spending a lot time within the zone. However the devoted UFC area in Horizon Worlds is only one of a rising variety of tailor-made experiences from Meta to try to get folks to hang around on the platform. (It’s reportedly struggled to maintain customers.) Final week, for instance, Meta launched an in-Horizon first-person shooter called Super Rumble, and in a weblog submit discussing the sport, the corporate stated that it was “the primary of many Worlds experiences to return that can showcase enhancements like higher graphics, deeper gameplay, and quite a lot of quests and rewards.”
Experiences like Tremendous Rumble and this forthcoming UFC-themed zone might show to be necessary as Meta expands Horizon Worlds from VR to different platforms. The corporate may lastly be launching the cellular model of Horizon Worlds quickly (possibly at its Join occasion on September twenty seventh?), and Meta has additionally stated it’s engaged on an online model of the app.
Meta’s Wednesday weblog submit additionally included a schedule of upcoming UFC fights you may watch in VR on Quest headsets via the Xtadium app with a UFC Struggle Cross subscription. I’m guessing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has competed in Jiu-Jitsu, is likely to be tuning in — that’s, if he’s not training in the octagon in his backyard.