Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is updating its Horizon Worlds virtual reality app with more video games as the platform struggles to find a big audience. The metaverse is a rapidly growing genre, and there are many games available to play. Here are some of the top metaverse games to play in 2023:
- Decentraland: Allows players to create their own virtual reality experiences and monetize them.
- Axie Infinity: A blockchain-based game inspired by Pokemon that features fantasy creatures.
- Sandbox: A user-generated content platform where players can create and share their own virtual worlds.
- Battle Infinity: A multiplayer game where players can battle each other in a virtual arena.
- Alien Worlds: A blockchain-based game that spans several alien planets.
While the metaverse is being described as the next “big thing,” its definition can still be quite vague. The term refers to a virtual world where users can interact with each other and digital objects in a shared space. Some tech giants and investors consider the metaverse the next wave in computing technology, which began with mainframes before moving on to personal and mobile computing.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg will overhaul the flagship metaverse app Horizon Worlds, after receiving criticism due to its graphic simplicity. Horizon Worlds, a free online game you can access using Oculus’ Quest headset, is the most prominent manifestation of the company’s metaverse initiative.
Despite the hype, the metaverse is still in its infancy, and it could take decades before it becomes widely accessible. However, with the introduction of cutting-edge gaming consoles and initiatives from major tech players like Microsoft and Facebook, a greatly improved version of the metaverse is on the horizon.