Mark Zuckerberg promises metaverse graphics won't be as bad as his previous selfie

We just hope he keeps his promise.
Mert Erdemir
Images from Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram post.
Images from Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram post.

Mark Zuckerberg/Instagram 

After being mocked for his previous post about the launch of Meta's metaverse in France and Spain, Mark Zuckerberg shared another post on Instagram stating that Meta is actually working on the graphics, which seemed literally "poor" in the first image.

On August 16th, Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to post a VR selfie with his definitely "soulless" avatar standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and La Sagrada Familia to announce the launch of his company's metaverse project, "Horizon Worlds," in France and Spain. Well, the graphics were so mediocre in the screenshot that it didn't take long for people to start making fun of it.

Raising expectations

For those who are not familiar, the metaverse can be defined as a "virtual world" through which people can escape from reality. Some think of it as the future of the internet and invest in it.

While there are several companies working on their own metaverses, Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse is one of the most well-known since he raised expectations by changing the name of Facebook to Meta. "I think we will effectively transition from people seeing us as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company," he said in an interview with The Verge.

Named "Horizon Worlds," we'll see if Meta's metaverse will meet the expectations or cause disappointment as it did with the first post.

Mark Zuckerberg promises metaverse graphics won't be as bad as his previous selfie
Screenshot of Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram post.

Admitting that the previous photo was "basic"

"Major updates to Horizon and avatar graphics coming soon," he said on the post. "I'll share more at Connect. Also, I know the photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic -- it was taken very quickly to celebrate a launch. The graphics in Horizon are capable of much more -- even on headsets -- and Horizon is improving very quickly."

To be honest, the graphics do seem much better in the latter post. But why was the first one shared in the first place? It was surprising to witness that such a company as Meta shared this kind of a quick and uninspiring screenshot even though it was just an announcement of a launch. We really hope that he is right about his last promise. If not, then the result may be pretty disappointing for Meta investors.

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