Linden Lab have today announced The Metaverse’s Next Chapter : Sansar Opens To The Public In Creator Beta :
SAN FRANCISCO – July 31, 2017 – Sansar™, the world’s leading social VR platform, today opened its creator beta to the public. Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share, and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows PCs. Developed by Linden Lab®, the company behind the groundbreaking virtual world Second Life®, Sansar is a brand new platform built from the ground up to enable everyone to become a creator.
At opening, Sansar’s Atlas directory already features hundreds of engaging virtual experiences, including multiplayer games, recreations of historic sites and landmarks, art installations, movie theaters, museums, narrative experiences, jungle temples, 360º video domes, sci-fi themed hangouts, and much more. Creators invited to the platform during a limited-access preview have published thousands of amazing public and private experiences, and with the opening of beta today, the world is now invited to join them.
“Sansar democratizes social VR,” said Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab. “Until now, complexity and cost has limited who could create and publish in this medium, and Sansar dramatically changes that. It’s been inspiring to see the thousands of virtual creations that have already published with Sansar during our limited preview, and I’m looking forward to the explosion of creativity we’ll see now that we’ve opened the doors in beta.”
What this all means is that if you have a PC capable of running Sansar, then you can go to the Sansar website now, register and get in to have a look around.
An important point to note is that of the system requirements, which can be found here. The specs differ depending upon whether you’re a VR user or a desktop only user, so pay close attention to those specs.
Along with the official beta, there’s also the public launch of the official blog for Sansar and the opening post has a lot of good information and links regarding Sansar.
On top of that, there will be inworld meetings every day this week at 2pm SLT … PDT? ST? Anyway the blog post states :
We have and will continue to hold weekly meetups and encourage you to join us! To celebrate opening week – we’ll be meeting up at oYo Lounge at 2 pm (PT) every day this week. We’ll post here about additional meetups in the near future – so stay tuned.
In terms of pricing the press release tells us :
Sansar is free to use, with additional capacity and customer support available to creators through paid subscriptions, starting at $9.99/month.
The free to use option allows you to create three experiences and comes with email support.
Beyond that the pricing options are :
- 5 Experiences – $9.99 s month.
- 10 Experiences – $29.99 a month.
- 20 Experiences – $99.99 a month.
The support options improve for each level, for example for five experiences you have a 48 working hours response time whereas for 20 experiences you get 1 business day response time.
Sansar is still very much in beta, but now people can dive in and explore this new platform, it’s definitely worth a look.