On Friday 7th September High Fidelity reached a new record of 356 avatars during a load test yesterday afternoon. The previous record was 256 avatars which was set just recently. These load tests are done on a monthly basis apparently to reach the long-term goal of seeing One Billion in VR.
THANK YOU to everyone who joined our Load Test this afternoon. 356 avatars! A new record. FYI: We’re moving the next load test to a Saturday so more users can join! Learn more and register here 👉 https://t.co/3G16mqpShu#VR
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! 🙂
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.
Check out the new special Drax Files podcast @75 featuring Philip Rosedale talking about High Fidelity and a little on Second Life. This show was broadcasted from within High Fidelity for the first time and the show runs for 1hr/29 minutes.
Skip to 54 minutes to listen to the special interview between Draxtor and Philip Rosedale talking High Fidelity. I found the interview pretty much interesting and fascinating.
Give it a listen if you are interested in learning more on High Fidelity.
Today I decided to sign up to High Fidelity Open Alpha for the first time and as many know already I love testing/trying out early new developments out. Firstly its worth going to the Sign up page to create a account and get started. Then you should receive a email soon after to verify your email. Then you should get another email saying “Alpha: You’re in! What’s next?” with a simple checklist.
The simple checklist gives you many options to get started including watching tutorial videos, downloading the interface, setting up your own domain using the Stack Manager, registering place names and for discussions visit the Alpha Forums.
Downloading the interface takes up around 40MB and each build may change in size. Once installed, log in and start your High Fidelity Open Alpha experience. Again this is a very early alpha and it’s not finished yet.