Facebook-owner Meta to open first physical store in metaverse bet – Times of India

Meta Platforms Inc is about to open its first bodily retailer the place buyers can check out and purchase digital actuality headsets and different devices as the corporate plots a course to take its extremely touted metaverse mainstream.
The 1,550-square ft Meta Store on the firm’s Burlingame campus in California opens on Might 9, and can characteristic demos for its Quest 2 VR headset and video calling gadget Portal in addition to Ray-Ban’s augmented actuality (AR) glasses, Meta mentioned on Monday.
The gadgets, apart from the Ray-Ban glasses, shall be out there for buy on the retailer. The merchandise can be purchased on-line via a brand new purchasing tab on meta.com, the corporate mentioned.
Meta is investing closely in metaverse – a digital house the place individuals work together, work and play – by including new options to {hardware} gadgets that function entry factors to the digital world.
Earlier this month, the Facebook proprietor mentioned it might begin testing instruments for promoting digital property and experiences inside its digital actuality platform Horizon Worlds, a VR platform Meta launched late final 12 months.
Meta additionally mentioned it might cost a 47.5% payment from creators of digital experiences and property, a transfer that has attracted criticism from some app builders.
Buyers monitoring the house are awaiting the following model of the Quest 2 VR headset, more likely to be launched within the second quarter and extensively seen by analysts as essential to the corporate’s metaverse plans.

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