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Meta, NBCUniversal Partnership Will Bring 'The Office' to the Metaverse

Fans of the TV series will be able to experience the world of Dunder Mifflin in the metaverse starting next year.

Vishah Shah and NBCUniversal content The Office, Universal Monsters, DreamWorks, Blumhouse and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights.
Studios such as Blumhouse and Dreamworks are part of the deal to bring NBCUniversal content to the metaverse in 2023.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced a multiyear partnership with NBCUniversal on Tuesday at its Meta Connect event.

Meta said the partnership will enable fans of TV series The Office to experience the world of Dunder Mifflin in the metaverse. The deal also includes content from production studios like Blumhouse, Dreamworks and more. The Peacock streaming app will also be coming to Quest headsets as part of the partnership. The company said to expect this content in the metaverse starting in 2023.

"Fans will be able to engage in these experiences in Horizon Worlds, at Universal Studios theme parks, and customize their avatars," said Vishal Shah, said the company's vice president of metaverse.

For more from Meta Connect, check out CNET's hands-on with the Quest Pro, an inside look at Meta's Reality Labs, and Meta's new Active Pack for Quest VR headsets.

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