According to New World Notes Linden Lab have apparently pushed back the Sansar release from Open Beta to Open Alpha now scheduled for Summer 2017. The main source comes from this article called Virtual reality is giving Second Life a second lease of life posted the on The Irish Times website last month.
Sansar goes into open alpha in summer 2017, allowing anyone with a VR headset to sign up and try it out
Sansar Opening Plans Update
According the official Sansar Twitter page late last month it looks the Open Alpha / Open Beta phrase will be definitely happening this summer. However the specific date is yet to be confirmed as Sansar is still in the early development stages.
I would imagine the main public launch of Sansar will now happen later this year or possibly in 2018 if things go according to plan.
Investing in VR Headsets
I think the best time to buy VR headsets has to be late 2017 / 2018+ when prices will be a lot cheaper with ten times better quality. The demand for VR headsets is set to rise during 2017 into 2018+. The VR experiences are set to be even more amazing and mind blowing in the years ahead.
Sansar Creator Preview Applications Still Open
The good news is that applications are still open for the Sansar creator preview at sansar.com if you are interested in trying it out. Apparently over 12, 000 content creators have signed up to Sansar since last August and those that have been accepted have been busy creating their own VR experiences in Sansar.
Sansar PC Compatibility Update
It looks like Sansar will be compatible with PCs, Oculus and Vive. The lab plans to eventually add mac support in the distant future (Estimated for 2018 – 2020).