Category Archives: Project Sansar

Second Life Grid Statistics Summer Update 2017


This is the 2017 summer update on the latest Second Life grid statistics currently available. My last statistics blog post was published back in April 2017 where I reported the grid was still declining.

All stats used in this blog post are from the Second Life Grid Survey & New SL Sims in past week thread via SLUniverse Forums. Tyche Shepherd collects the data from Bots that helps with the weekly reports every week.

Second Life Grid Size 

Since the start of 2017 the total amount of Main Grid regions have dropped further during Q1 & Q2 with only a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates.

Linden Owned regions have increased since the start of 2017 is most interesting. Earlier this year regions dropped under the 24, 000 mark for the first time. If things don’t change before the end of 2017 then expect the total amount of regions to be closer around the 23, 000 mark.

> 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

> 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

As of 5th July 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
  • Private Estates: 16, 414 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 235
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Main Grid Regions since 2006

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 49, 000 (at max) – 28, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. The Median Daily Concurrency is now at 40, 000.

The daily concurrency has dropped down since the start of 2017 and it’s not surprising as we are heading into the summer months.

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Historical Daily Concurrency since 2009

Second Life Signups

As of 5th July 2017 there have been 50,  837, 795 signups for Second Life to date.

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Second Life signups since 2010

Sansar

Sansar Open Creator Beta is expected to launch this summer. There is still no confirmed opening date yet. It will be interesting to see if Sansar will have any impact on Second Life grid numbers going forward.

My next Second Life Grid Statistics update will be posted in September 2017

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Latest updates on Sansar via Reddit


On the Sansar section on Reddit there have been many new submissions posted in the past week or so which is worth checking out. Sansar_Peter otherwise known as Pete Linden who is the Director of Global Communications in Second Life replied to various submissions giving updates on Sansar. The official start of summer is fast approaching and there is still high interest for Sansar.

Here are some updates that I found most interesting on the upcoming Sansar Creator Beta.

Latest Sansar News – June 2017

  • Linden Lab has so far invited a few thousand creators to date and more invites are being sent out now. The plan is to open up Sansar Creator Beta this summer but no specific date has been announced yet. If you are still interested apply at sansar.com
  • There will be upcoming additional PR and asset releases from the lab on Sansar as the launch of  Sansar approaches this summer.  
  • Sansar is not intended to replace Second Life or be a sequel version of it.
  • Adult content will not be allowed during the opening of Sansar Creator Beta. The lab wants Sansar to be an open platform that makes it easier to make all kind of experiences.
  • Sansar will work on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and on PCs.
  • When Sansar Creator Beta opens there will be many features and functionality still being worked on. 
  • PBR materials will work with Sansar in the distant future 
  • The Sansar pricing model is being worked on at the moment. The lab is planning to make it as inexpensive as possible for everyone to create and share their own social VR experiences.
  • Sansar has come a long way since the lab invited the first external creators. Sansar will continue to improve and evolve with each new update. 

For the latest Reddit Sansar submissions, see here.

Confirmed: Sansar Open Creator Beta Begins This Summer


The Sansar open creator beta will begin this summer according to the Sansar official Twitter page. For those that would like to have Sansar preview access apply at sansar.com. The lab are still inviting more creators into Sansar at the moment.

Summer starts 21st June through until 22nd September for the Northern Hemisphere so hopefully the launch (release) of Sansar open creator beta will be within this time period if everything goes according to plan. It’s good to see the lab are regularly responding to questions about Sansar on Twitter as we get nearer to the launch.

Latest Sansar Update – 26th May 2017

Are you looking forward to the Sansar open creator beta ?

Feel free to share your views in comments below! 🙂 

Sansar Open Alpha/Beta Pushed Back To Summer 2017


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).