Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared a screenshot of his digital avatar in the metaverse. After intense ridicule, Zuckerberg quickly announced a metaverse graphics update and shared photos of a new version of his avatar.
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg shared a digital selfie of his personal avatar in Facebook’s Horizon Worlds (now known as Meta). Many were quick to decry the poor graphics and clunky appearance of Zuckerberg’s avatar, with some making memes ridiculing the CEO.
It looks great ! pic.twitter.com/aFFcvLv4ES
— james hennessy (@jrhennessy) August 16, 2022
it looks like a Nintendo GameCube version from 2002 called “World Baby” https://t.co/9iyp5d2NnM
— Christopher Hooks (@cd_hooks) August 16, 2022
– Shane, please… (@ShaneHosea) August 16, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg worried his metaverse avatar didn’t fully capture how inhuman he looks https://t.co/FbivY8c8DW pic.twitter.com/aAtnxldPvk
– The Onion (@TheOnion) August 19, 2022
Zuckerberg’s meta-avatar looks just as weirdly inhuman as he does. perfect likeness pic.twitter.com/NYiSU52zzR
— Jesslyn (@squishybelle) August 19, 2022
I have to say that Mark Zuckerberg’s VR avatar looks just like him pic.twitter.com/3olkv5mR7C
—James Hutchinson (@CrashIander) August 17, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg took a selfie with his metaverse avatar, behind a very poorly made Eiffel Tower.
People made fun of him, where he went viral as a meme called “The 10 Billion Dollar Selfie”.
Turns out that figure was actually the $18 billion selfie. pic.twitter.com/hC5UIG9gtM
— Alavi.X (@alavi_x) August 20, 2022
Following the online ridicule, Zuckerberg announced that Horizon Worlds’ graphics would be updated and shared screenshots of his newly updated personal avatar:
Mark Zuckerberg said today that major updates are “coming soon” to Meta Platforms $META Skyline and avatar graphics.
Zuckerberg added that he would share more information at the companies’ Connect 2022 conference. pic.twitter.com/3n7cjEa6gJ
— Roundhill Investments (@roundhill) August 19, 2022
Zuckerberg said in an Instagram post:
Major updates to Horizon graphics and avatars coming soon. I will share more on Connect. Also, I know the photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic – it was taken very quickly to celebrate a launch. Horizon’s graphics are capable of so much more – even on headsets – and Horizon is improving very quickly.
Horizon Worlds is currently available on the Meta Quest VR headset and has reached over 300,000 users within the first two months of launch. The company has since said that users have created more than 10,000 worlds in the metaverse. Facebook plans to expand the app to mobile phones and is rolling out “global shopping” for select creators.
Learn more about Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse development at Breitbart Tech here.
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