New World Notes: Sansar May Launch With „Small Subscription“ Fee, Kotaku Reports UPDATE, 6/23: Basic Access Free, Subscriptions Optional, Linden Lab Clarifies

Holger Gilruth

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Cecilia D’Anastasio has written a lot of great, provocative stories incorporating Second Life (such as this deeply dark one), so I’m impressed that she’s impressed by her „Hands-On With Sansar, The New Second Life“. Her demo, as managed by Linden Lab, didn’t include much content that hasn’t already been written about before, but she does drop this mini-bomb scooplet:Right now, only 2,000 select virtual artists, builders and designers have access to Sansar, but later this summer, Sansar will open its doors to everybody with its open beta. Users may pay a small subscription for access.Subscriptions! You mean like WoW? Wow. First time I’ve heard about that. Another point worth pointing out is when the Sansar demo literally makes her want to hurl:At the demo, Gray and Sansar VP of Product Bjorn Laurin wrapped me in a HTC Vive headset, which can track movement, and dropped me in Sansar’s “Zen Garden” zone. There, I met Jason Gholston, another product director, who was in an adorable green dinosaur costume. The zone was gorgeous, with a deeply cinematic sky and finely-drawn grass textures. He told me how to walk in VR—which made me crazy dizzy, but I also can’t stomach reading in cars—and teleport around.

Quelle: New World Notes: Sansar May Launch With „Small Subscription“ Fee, Kotaku Reports UPDATE, 6/23: Basic Access Free, Subscriptions Optional, Linden Lab Clarifies

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