Project Sansar

Linden Lab, the company that created the popular virtual world, Second Life, is now hiring for a new platform called Project Sansar. This new venture is a VR-creation platform that was first announced a year ago.

The company is seeking 3D artists and modelers for a “Creator Preview” opening this summer.

Very little is known about Project Sansar. It will likely be a lot like Second Life, wherein users will be able to “create, share, and ultimately monetize their own interactive social experiences.”

Second Life is populated by artists, modelers, and many other users who take advantage of its creative tools, earning the reputation of being a virtual social network. There’s a strong probability that Project Sansar will follow this platform closely, only adapting it for the coming age of virtual reality.

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The Martian Desert in Project Sansar

While no release date has been set for Project Sansar, it will most likely arrive sometime in late 2016. It was initially presumed that a beta would be released alongside the Oculus Rift’s release, but that didn’t happen.

Although Second Life is a pioneer in its field, Project Sansar is not the only one of its kind coming out with the slew of VR tech. Another such platform is AltspaceVR, which also functions as a virtual reality social network. It has already developed a strong user base on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the Samsung Gear VR.

One more platform just like Project Sansar and AltspaceVR is High Fidelity, developed by Second Life founder Philip Rosendale. Back in 2008, Rosendal ended his run as CEO of Linden Lab and left to build his own virtual reality platform.

Second Life found huge success during the dawn of social media and Linden Lab is hoping of doing the same during the dawn of VR with Project Sansar.

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