Meta launches builder tracks programme for its Metaverse app to attracts VR developers
Meta has announced builder tracks initiative to encourage VR developers to create immersive games and worlds within Horizon World, Meta’s Metaverse platform. The builder tracks tool is a part of Meta’s $10 million creator fund, which pays and supports creators to build content inside Horizon World.
As per the blog post, the builder tracks are designed for members of Oculus Start and Oculus Launchpad who are interested in Horizon World. Oculus Start is a programme created for VR developers who have either launched a VR application or are close to releasing one. While the Oculus Launchpad was created to support the participation of people from diverse backgrounds.
Members who apply for the programme will not only receive tool training through a Horizon Worlds boot camp, but they will also receive support from Meta experts and access to top VR developers working on Horizon.
For the first builders, Meta is dedicating over $500,000 in funding and cash prizes to developers creating unique, innovative, and engaging worlds in Horizon Worlds.
Signing up for the builder tracks programme?
If you are a member of Oculus Start or Oculus Launchpad, you can click on this link to know more about the builder tracks.
Although Meta said to the Verge that Horizon World and Horizon Venue together have approx 300000 monthly users, it is still far behind its competitor, RecRoom, which sees 3 million monthly active users.
Such initiatives and expansion of its Metaverse platform beyond the US and Canada can help Meta compete with its competitors in the long race.