Meta adding “Personal Boundary” feature to curb creepy behaviour

Meta is adding a new system called “Personal Boundary” to Horizon Worlds and Horizon Venues, two of their virtual reality apps. It’s designed to curb creepy behaviour within the company’s much-hyped metaverse by preventing other player’s from invading your personal space.

“Personal Boundary prevents avatars from coming within a set distance of each other, creating more personal space for people and making it easier to avoid unwanted interactions,” the company, formerly called Facebook, wrote in a post introducing the feature.

Previously other players’ hands would disppear if they got too close to your avatar, but now their whole avatar will be unable to reach within 4-feet of you. The new feature is always-on by default, and Meta will “explore the possibility” of letting people customise its size in future.

“Note that because Personal Boundary is the default experience, you’ll need to extend your arms to be able to high-five or fist bump other people’s avatars in Horizon Worlds or in Horizon Venues,” notes the post.

Several users have reported experiencing uncomfortable situations in the Zuckerverse, whether via other users getting too close or saying abusive things. It is the internet, and it is inheriting the problems of the internet – only with fewer existing rules and more rudimentary moderation tools.

Horizon Worlds is a corporate-owned VR chat available for Oculus headsets, while Horizon Venues, also for Quest, is for watching live shows in VR. They’re both part of Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse, a vision that no one wants and which will not work.

Related Posts

Xbox Celebrates the Gaming and Disability Community for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a great time to bring visibility to the importance of digital access and inclusion and to celebrate the over 400 million …

Read more

World of Warships: Legends Spring Update is Now Live

A whole new branch makes its appearance as early access ships. European destroyers sport powerful torpedoes and solid artillery, along with Repair Party consumable starting from Tier …

Read more

Check out May EA Play Member Rewards for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members

May continues to rain in new content for EA Play members! Whether players are running the pitch in FIFA 22 in their Inter Milan “Made in Milano” …

Read more

Xbox and 88rising: Music, Games, and Shared Experiences

Music and gaming have always been synonymous with each other, and when perfectly paired, the combo of audio and visual storytelling can often lead us to emotional …

Read more

Slipknot vs. Zeus: Legendary Metal Band Enters the Battleground of the Gods in Smite

The mosh pit is in mid-lane of the Battleground of the Gods, thanks to the all-new Slipknot crossover event. Smite has partnered with the world-famous heavy metal …

Read more

Six Reasons to Play Ogre

Ogre is the official adaptation of the legendary and multi-award-winning wargame from Steve Jackson games, and it’s coming to Xbox! Ogre is a turn-based strategy game full …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.