Announcing Venues in Horizon Worlds

Oculus Blog
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May 6, 2022
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Horizon Worlds is a social VR experience where you can discover new places with friends, build unique worlds of your own, and form teams to compete in action-packed games. And it’s about to get even better. Starting next month, we’re taking the events you know and love from Horizon Venues and bringing them into their own dedicated space inside Horizon Worlds. That means you’ll be able to catch your favorite marquee shows—from live sporting events to concerts from today’s hit artists and beyond—then hit up a comedy club or meditation session or even host your own meet-up, all from within Horizon Worlds.

We’ve experimented with portals between Horizon Venues and Horizon Worlds over the past few months, and we’ve seen just how powerful it can be when you can seamlessly jump between a game world to a hang out space—then head right into a big show with your friends.

People over 18 in the US and Canada who have access to Horizon Worlds on Quest 2 will be able to access Venues programming in the Horizon Worlds app on June 6. If you’re not in the US or Canada, are 13 – 17 years of age, and/or are on Quest 1, you’ll lose access to Venues programming when the standalone Venues app goes away on June 6, though you’ll still be able to catch highlights and replays of Venues events in Oculus TV.

We plan to expand access to Horizon Worlds in more countries this summer, so even more people will be able to build their own worlds, make new friends in VR, and enjoy our slate of Venues in Horizon Worlds programming.

With Venues in Horizon Worlds launching soon, there’s never been a better time to jump in and explore. If you haven’t already, you can download Horizon Worlds on Quest 2 for free. Check out the official Horizon Worlds Community on Facebook to learn more.