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High Fidelity now in Open Beta


High Fidelity is an open source virtual world platform

On 27th April 2016 the High Fidelity Twitter account announced that High Fidelity is now in Open Beta. High Fidelity was first founded in April 2013 by Philip Rosedale when he started the company from scratch. High Fidelity is a software platform that allows you to create shared, editable, virtual reality spaces on your own home computer or cloud server.

Three years later High Fidelity has grown a lot and its great news to hear that High Fidelity has now reached the open beta phrase. It’s free at no cost. Spread the word!:)

We’re delighted to announce High Fidelity’s open beta! Check it out here: https://t.co/WnRMvqy3Idpic.twitter.com/ib4jClgro1

— High Fidelity (@highfidelityinc) 27 April 2016

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New this week

Philip Rosedale was at SVVR 2016 this week talking about High Fidelity and showed off a brief demonstration of the social VR platform. Philip Rosedale made the announcement that they’ve been building towards open beta for the past three years.

Shared VR is going to be a much bigger phenomena than even what we’ve experienced so far.” – Philip Rosedale

Try the Open Beta today

If you are interested in trying out High Fidelity Open Beta > download here. You can stay updated on the latest news via the High Fidelity Blog.  There are many interesting videos and new demos to watch on High Fidelity, see here.

Two screenshots showing Project Sansar pre alpha posted on Facebook


On the Project Sansar News Facebook page there are two screenshots posted today by יעקב חיים אביטן showing Project Sansar in pre alpha. On the right hand side there appears to be Sansar user interface buttons seen for the first time. The detail in these screenshots look really good and in the months ahead I’m sure more screenshots will be released.

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What do you think of these two screenshots of Project Sansar pre alpha ? 

For those that are interested you can now apply for the Project Sansar Creator Preview

Project Sansar Creator Preview Signups Now Open


Linden Lab released a press release today announcing that applications are now open for Project Sansar Creator Preview. Linden Lab will be inviting skilled creators to start building content for Project Sansar that will be launching later this year. Selected creators will receive invitations later this summer if successful.

The Project Sansar website has been revamped along with the Project Sansar login page. For those interested in staying updated on Project Sansar then you can now sign up for updates.

Project Sansar makes it easier than ever before to create, share, and monetize your own social VR experiences. We’re seeking skilled 3D content creators to be among the first to use this powerful new platform in our Creator Preview.

How do I apply for Project Sansar Creator Preview ?

  • Visit the Project Sansar website and click on the Creator Preview button to sign up
  • Fill out the form then hit the Apply Now button
  • The first invitations will be sent later this summer
  • Good luck!:)

The full press release:

 

New Platform Enables User-Created Social VR Experiences

SAN FRANCISCO – April 26, 2016 –Linden Lab®, the creators of Second Life®, today announced that applications have opened for an upcoming “Creator Preview” for Project SansarTM, the new platform for user-created social VR experiences. Interested 3D content creators can now apply at ProjectSansar.com and accepted applicants will begin to receive invitations later this summer.

Slated for general availability at the end of 2016, Project Sansar will democratize virtual reality as a creative medium. It will empower people to easily create, share, and ultimately monetize their own interactive social experiences that can be enjoyed in VR with head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as via PCs and, later, mobile devices. The platform enables professional-level quality and performance with exceptional visual fidelity, 3D audio, and physics simulation, while also solving the complex engineering challenges that have previously limited creating and publishing social VR experiences to just sophisticated professionals.

“Creating social VR experiences is too hard and expensive today, and that limits the value and growth of this incredible new medium,” said Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab CEO. “Creating your own VR experience shouldn’t require an engineering team, and Project Sansar will make that possible. Over the past few months, a small number of creators have already made an impressive variety of awesome social VR experiences with Project Sansar, from virtual versions of real-world locations to fantasy worlds and stylized game-like environments, and more. We’ll soon be ready for many more creators to join Project Sansar, and we can’t wait to see what people will create.”

About Linden Lab

Founded in 1999, Linden Lab is best known as the creator of Second Life, the largest-ever 3D virtual world filled entirely by the creations of its users. In 2013, the company expanded its product portfolio with Blocksworld®, a lighthearted build-and-play system for kids and grownups alike. The company is currently developing a new platform for virtual experiences, code-named Project SansarTM, which will democratize VR as a creative medium.

For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit LindenLab.com.

Will you be applying for Project Sansar Creator Preview ?