What's New in Ready Player Me — March/April 2024

Here's your recap of what we added to Ready Player Me in March and April 2024.

Watch the full recap here or on YouTube:

Avatar Body Shape Customization

Our Avatar Creator now offers body shape customization, giving users four options to choose from.

Developers can opt-in to support body shapes in their apps and games in the Developer Studio.

New avatar body shape customization options

Improved Full-body XR Avatars (beta)

Our new XR-optimized avatar body type (currently in beta) features improved rig, bringing more natural deformations around the arms, wrists and fingers. Sign up to get early access.

To give you a better idea of how Ready Player Me avatars perform on XR devices, we are building the Ready Player Me – Avatars Demo, available soon in the Meta Horizon App Lab.

Learn more about other XR improvements.

A custom Avatar Creator in the Ready Player Me – Avatars Demo (coming soon)

Updated: get started with Ready Player Me in Unity

Just getting started with Ready Player Me in Unity? Go through our updated tutorial for developers, kicking off your integration process in a few steps.

Unity SDK 6.2

The latest update to our Unity SDK brings support for body shape customization in the engine-native Avatar Creator. We have also added an XR template avatar added to the Resources folder (beta access required). Read the full update notes.

Racino's custom-built Avatar Creator

To ensure a visually consistent experience that would keep their users immersed in the platform, Racino built a custom Avatar Creator to integrate Ready Player Me.

It allowed them to build a custom player-facing UX that seamlessly blended the avatar creation process with the rest of the platform’s user interface.

Racino's custom Avatar Creator

Angry Birds in HiberWorld

Ready Player Me’s existing relationships with Rovio allowed Hiber to build a unique, immersive experience around the Angry Birds IP.

The Angry Birds world had 2.5x more plays and unique users than Hiber’s next most engaging experience. The average playtime in the experience is also more than double that of the average HiberWorld platform.

The Angry Birds World in HiberWorld

Get started with Ready Player Me

Are you building an app or game that could use some avatars? You can integrate Ready Player Me for free, even in commercial applications. Sign up here to get started.