Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of the social media platform, Facebook, was mocked on social media over the “eye gougingly ugly” graphics he posted. The graphics come from his multibillion dollar virtual reality project Horizon Worlds.
“We’re launching Horizon Worlds in France and Spain today! Looking forward to seeing people explore and build immersive worlds, and to bringing this to more countries soon,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his official Facebook page.
The social application is a part of Zuckerberg’s rebranding of Facebook into Meta. The new vision for the company he says is to be at the forefront of online virtual reality. Zuckerberg claims the company has lost $3 billion in order to build the Metaverse.
The underwhelming graphic he posted immediately became the target of ridicule due to its lack of detail and regression to ’90s-like graphic design.
Mark Zuckerberg launches Horizon Worlds in France and Spain with an eye-gougingly ugly VR selfie. Meta's metaverse ploy is surely dying in the dark. pic.twitter.com/j0l6yTYye4
— Ordinary Things (@ordinarytings) August 16, 2022
I think I'd be really into all of Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse stuff if I'd fallen into a coma in 1996 and woken up this week. (As long as I didn't see anything else on the internet first when I came to.)
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 18, 2022
To be fair this is the most animated Mark Zuckerberg has ever looked pic.twitter.com/YruCjPsx0P
— gianmarco (@GianmarcoSoresi) August 16, 2022
“Mark zuckerberg heard you all joking that he looks like a robot baby and is trying to get his revenge by creating an entire alternate universe where everyone and everything looks like that,” read another tweet.
Paul Tassi a contributor to Forbes magazine torched the announcement.
This is just embarrassing, and yet Zuckerberg seems entirely immune to the embarrassment, or really just does not understand how bad this looks, both literally, the graphics are garbage and it’s bizarre no one has legs after five years of this, but also for him and his company and his grand vision of the metaverse, which he seems to understand less than all of his competition.
He concludes, “This is not going to go well for him or Meta if he continues down this path.”
Zuckerberg addressed some of the criticism over the graphics on Friday.
“Major updates to Horizon and avatar graphics coming soon,” he wrote. “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.”
Horizon Worlds | Meta Quest 2 www.youtube.com