Virtual reality train seems on the point of leaving (prices and contents allowing) and Linden Lab tries to take it. In a note the Second Life creator and operator stated, April 25,2016, that “applications have opened for an upcoming “Creator Preview” for Project Sansar” and that “interested 3D content creators can now apply at ProjectSansar.com”.
Accepted applicants will begin to receive invitations “later this summer” while general availability of the new virtual world for VR contents slated “at the end of 2016”. Project Sansar can be enjoyed “in VR with head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as via PCs and, later, mobile devices”.
Project Sansar make possible create VR social experiences
Commenting news Linden Lab Ceo, Ebbe Altberg, explained: “Creating social VR experiences is too hard and expensive today, and that limits the value and growth of this incredible new medium”, while “Creating your own VR experience shouldn’t require an engineering team, and Project Sansar will make that possible”.
Over the past few months, Altberg has clarified, “a small number of creators have already made an impressive variety of awesome social VR experiences with Project Sansar, from virtual versions of real-world locations to fantasy worlds and stylized game-like environments, and more. We’ll soon be ready” to open Project Sansar for “many more creators” and “we can’t wait to see what people will create”.
Will Project Sansar give the correct motivations of use?
We get the suspicion that Project Sansar (By the way: hasn’t yet any better idea come to mind for the name?) still can’t be a “mass market” success for the same reason for which Second Life didn’t become, because not all the potential users of the virtual worlds, in VR or not, are creators nor are them interested in being so and still it’s hard to perceive what motivation of use can have the middle user, the one basically that on the “traditional” web is happy and connects every day to social networks like Facebook to inquire and to inform about himselft his own contacts.
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