Meta announces new asset library for Horizon Worlds

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May 11, 2022 – Meta has today announced that it is rolling out an early version of its Horizon Worlds asset library, meaning creators won’t have to create everything from square one, according to the company.

In the past, if users wanted to populate their spaces with objects in Horizon Worlds, these items would have to have been created from scratch. Meta stated that after listening to the Horizon Worlds community, the tool that users requested the most was a collection of pre-made items that can be used anytime in order to make it as easy as possible to build and populate worlds on the platform.

Now, creators can simply drag and drop items from the new asset library into their worlds, as well as customize items for their own purposes. For example, if creators want to make a basketball court so that they can play HORSE with friends, this is now far more straightforward.

Users can also play with items, see how they’re built, and use them to make even better items. Meta added that the asset library is accessible to both experienced creators and those building for the first time.

According to Meta, to start, the library will feature more than 100 assets created by the Horizon Worlds team plus many others made by the creator community, with more items being added to the collection regularly.

Horizon World community members can also share what kind of items they’d like to see added next and upvote existing assets on UserVoice.

For more information on Meta’s Horizon Worlds platform, click here.

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