A selfie in the $10 billion metaverse, taken by Mark Zuckerberg during the launch of Horizon Worlds in France and Spain, was mocked by Twitter users for the graphics.
The CEO and billionaire of Meta was recently made fun of for the graphics of his virtual reality world, despite spending billions on it.
The founder of Facebook has now acknowledged that his posted virtual selfie was “basic.”
In the metaverse this week, Zuckerberg shared a selfie from Paris that rapidly went viral.
The metaverse selfie was uploaded to the Facebook page of the company’s founder.
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We’re launching Horizon Worlds in France and Spain today !” he said in the caption.
“Looking forward to seeing people explore and build immersive worlds, and to bringing this to more countries soon.”
His metaverse avatar may be seen in the picture with his arm outstretched, appearing to be taking a selfie with the Eiffel tower.
Despite having hundreds of thousands of Facebook likes, the post garnered some negative comments on Twitter.
One person tweeted: “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.”
Another person joked: “So as far as I can tell, the Metaverse is just Animal Crossing but you’re being hunted by Mark Zuckerberg.”
Currently, Zuckerberg has responded to the jeering.
“Major updates to Horizon and avatar graphics coming soon,” he noted in the caption of an Instagram post showing the improved metaverse graphics for his Horizon Worlds project.
“‘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.”
Meta has already invested billions in the metaverse and intends to do so in the future.
The metaverse is important to Zuckerberg, who wants it to be so good that you won’t want to leave.
“A lot of people think that the metaverse is about a place, but one definition of this is it’s about a time when basically immersive digital worlds become the primary way that we live our lives and spend our time.” he previously said in an interview with tech podcaster Lex Fridman.
“I think that’s a reasonable construct,” he added.