Facebook will establish its metaspace in Europe.The company announced in a blog post on Monday that it will recruit about 10,000 people from within the EU within the next five years to fill highly skilled positions in the 3D virtual gaming space Horizon Worlds.
Since acquiring the virtual reality helmet manufacturer Oculus in 2014, Facebook has been discussing the idea of a metaverse, a computer-generated environment where people can interact with AR, VR, and other technologies. Many large technology companies are interested in building a meta-universe, and developers compare it to the openness and interoperability of the Internet. Just like the Internet, companies want to make sure they create their own customized experiences to take advantage of it.
Facebook’s metaspace project is still in the early stages of development, but earlier this month, the company publicly discussed its $10 million creator fund plan to attract developers to build on the project, including building entertainment for the Horizon Worlds app Space and games.
In a blog post on Monday, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg and central product vice president Javier Olivan (Javier Olivan) stated that Europe is an important hub for the development of its meta-space because of the region’s talents. It is economical and has a leading position on regulatory issues, including the introduction of a digital single market.
When Facebook began its journey to bring metaspace to life, the need for highly specialized engineers was one of Facebook’s most pressing priorities. Facebook looks forward to working with the governments of the European Union to find suitable talents and suitable markets to advance this work, which is part of the recruitment activities that will be carried out throughout the region.