Linden Lab, creators of Second Life, will bring us Sansar from the first half of 2017, a virtual world in which creators will be able to offer their own virtual reality experiences.
Linden Lab, the studio responsible for the famous online world Second Life, continues to work on its new virtual world platform: Sansar. In an interview with the Road to VR website, Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, has revealed some of the features that the new virtual world will have. On this occasion, the objective is to provide an entry point for users (visitors) so that they can find the content that the so-called “creators” have made public through Sansar. Halfway between a virtual world and a store, Sansar will allow anyone to offer their experiences to all those who enter that world looking for VR experiences.
For this, Sansar would work as a market in which visitors will be able to choose which experiences or mini-worlds they are interested in knowing, but in a more interactive way than the current stores. Of course, the creators will be able to monetise its content, as many already did in Second Life, through the design of garments and objects that visitors can then purchase. In Sansar, creators will be able to design their own experiences, worlds, games, objects, etc.
Currently, according to Altberg, there are already more than 1000 creators inside Sansar, although visitors are not yet allowed access. The CEO has also highlighted Sansar’s graphics, recognizing that they are much more advanced than those of the old Second Life, which will allow creating more realistic experiences and in line with what virtual reality demands.