If you want a taste of what Jorden Peele’s latest horror movie Nope has in store when it releases July 22, look no further than Horizon Worlds on your Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2).
Horizon Worlds – Meta’s free metaverse platform that’s exclusive to Quest hardware – has increasingly been hosting themed experiences from various brands, and now Peele’s Monkeypaw productions are getting into action by partnering with some of the creators of Horizon Worlds.
Entitled Monkeypaw Productions: All aboard (opens in new tab)Players are invited to board a train that will transport them and their friends to various worlds based on the three films Peele wrote, produced and directed: Run, Us, and the next Nope.
In anticipation of the release of Nope later this month, the first of the free worlds you can visit now is based on the thriller, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. According to the film’s synopsis, they play “residents in a lonely California ravine who witness a strange and frightening discovery.”
Other than that, we don’t know much else about the movie, with the trailers so far playing in Peele’s more cryptic narrative style.
The Horizon Worlds Nope experience may finally give us some answers about what’s going on. As part of the experience, players will be able to explore a VR recreation of the film’s main location, Haywood Ranch. While there, you can find easter eggs from the upcoming movie and others that Peele created, as well as playable minigames and other interactive elements that will help you feel immersed in space.
While they haven’t said exactly when the experiences will arrive in Horizon Worlds, productions Meta and Monkeypaw have said that Get Out and Us themed experiences will be added “later this summer” – so we hope to see them before the end of August.
If you own a Meta Quest 2 and are a fan of Peele’s brand of horror, you’re probably in for a treat.