On Monday, April 25, 2022, Meta Platforms announced its first physical store where shoppers can try and buy virtual reality headsets and other gadgets, as the company plans to develop its metaverse virtual space.
The company said that a 1,550-square-foot Meta Store is scheduled to open in Burlingame, California, on May 9, and will offer demos of VR2 Quest headphones and a video calling device (Portal), as well as eyeglasses. Smart produced with Ray-Ban.
Devices, with the exception of Ray-Ban glasses, will also be made available for in-store purchase, and the company said the products can also be purchased online through a new shopping page on the meta.com website.
Meta is stepping up its investment in Metaverse, a virtual space where people interact, work and play, by adding new features to devices that act as access points to the virtual world.
Earlier this month, Facebook owner Meta Platforms said it would begin testing tools for selling digital assets and experiences within its virtual reality platform Horizon World, an augmented reality platform that Meta launched late last year.
It is noteworthy that the Facebook owner Meta Group had announced earlier that it would start testing commercial tools to allow its users to sell digital assets and services through its virtual reality-based social platform Horizon Worlds, which is an essential part of its plan for the world of Metaverse.