A peek inside Facebook’s new social VR world

What: Facebook FB 230,77, +1,98% announced plans for a new social virtual world, called Horizon.

When: During its VR conference Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), the company said its Oculus users can expect the beta launch in early 2020.

More precisely: Horizon users can design their avatars and build their own worlds through a library of drag-and-drop 3D objects. They can do this “[…] all from scratch—no previous coding experience needed.”, the company promises.

You can apply for access to the closed beta here.

With the new launch, the company will be sunsetting features like Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms.