Metaverse avatars finally get legs

Share post:

Meta has finally added legs to its metaverse avatars. The new avatars can be seen in the beta version of Quest Home, and will be rolled out to Horizon Home and Meta Horizon Worlds in the coming weeks.

The addition of legs makes avatars more realistic and immersive but the legs are only visible in third-person, and the system does not track your actual leg movements.

The announcement confirms that avatars now sport legs in a beta iteration of Quest Home, discussed in Meta’s Community forum and initially reported by UploadVR.

The system doesn’t measure actual leg movements but predicts their placement. It introduces minor incongruities when the avatar emulates the user’s movements. Beta testers found that Meta’s legs are solely visible from a third-person perspective, as per UploadVR. While users can observe others’ new limbs and catch a glimpse of their own legs in metaverse mirrors, their personal avatars lack visible legs when looked upon directly.

Eliza Kern, spokesperson for Meta, verified that legs will gradually roll out to Horizon Home and Meta Horizon Worlds over the upcoming weeks.

The sources for this piece include an article in Gizmodo.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Research Raises Concerns Over AI Impact on Code Quality

Recent findings from GitClear, a developer analytics firm, indicate that the increasing reliance on AI assistance in software...

Microsoft to train 100,000 Indian developers in AI

Microsoft has launched an ambitious program called "AI Odyssey" to train 100,000 Indian developers in artificial intelligence by...

NIST issues cybersecurity guide for AI developers

Paper identifies the types of cyberattacks that can manipulate the behavior of artificial intelligen

Canada, U.S. sign international guidelines for safe AI development

Eighteen countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., today agreed on recommended guidelines to developers in their nations for the secure design, development, deployment, and operation of artificial intelligent systems. It’s the latest in a series of voluntary guardrails that nations are urging their public and private sectors to follow for overseeing AI in

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways