As Meta plans to monetize Horizon World, the company has begun testing a number of new tools that will aid developers in this area. With this, metaverse now allows creators to sell virtual items. Although still in the initial stages, creators will be allowed to sell Virtual Items and Effects.
Currently, there is a handful of creators and purchasing items in Horizon Worlds, is only available to those in the US and Canada. According to the company, this will only be open to people aged 18 and over. In a post written by the company; they wrote;
As part of our ongoing commitment to support creators, we’re beginning to test several new tools that will enable creators to experiment with different ways to monetize what they’re building in Horizon Worlds. While we’re launching this today as a test with a handful of creators to get their feedback, these types of tools are steps toward our long-term vision for the metaverse where creators can earn a living and people can purchase digital goods, services, and experiences.
The company is also testing another monetization method called the Horizon Worlds Creator Bonus program. This allows creators to earn bonuses when they complete their monthly goals. Creator bonuses are not subject to fees and will be paid to creators in full. For now, in this limited test, creators will be rewarded for building worlds that attract the most time spent. This programme is currently being tested by participants in the US.