Meta’s new Horizon Worlds quests might offer you higher causes to go to


Meta’s Horizon Worlds VR social community is getting quests. No, not Quest headsets, however in-game missions with rewards which may make its experiences extra entertaining to go to and extra attention-grabbing to return to.

With the brand new quests, which at the moment are in testing, you may full sure duties in a given world to earn in-game rewards like clothes to your avatar. Meta’s take a look at takes place in an expertise known as Big Mini Paddle Golf, which is ready in a whimsical mini golf course the place you employ a paddle to whack a ball towards every gap. For those who’re within the take a look at, you may entry the quests display from a brand new icon you’ll see within the card together with your profile image, and while you full a quest in that display, you’ll get a prize.

Right here’s what the Quests display appears to be like like.
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Within the case of Big Mini Paddle Golf, finishing quests like ending the course or getting a hole-in-one will earn you varied nautically-themed items of garments to your avatars by doing issues. But it surely’s simple to see how quests could possibly be utilized in different experiences and supply themed rewards to match. (I think some the 20 new Horizon experiences Meta reportedly has within the works shall be utilizing quests not directly.) Nonetheless, I’m additionally imagining a grim future the place huge manufacturers create worlds, quests, and particular objects to assist promote themselves in Meta’s metaverse. (Perhaps Walmart’s subsequent metaverse world shall be in Horizon.)

The quests might additionally assist Meta hold Quest headset customers engaged, one thing that’s already confirmed to be an issue with Horizon Worlds. Most of the experiences featured for me in Horizon Worlds present playercounts within the single or low double digits, so quests might give gamers causes to spend extra time in additional worlds. Quests would possibly make Horizon Worlds experiences extra attention-grabbing to a wider viewers when the platform expands to net and cellular, which is predicted to occur this yr.


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