The video runs for 1 minute and 38 seconds which is definitely worth watching if you interested in Sansar. “Ria shares her thoughts on this new platform and offers a sneak peek at “Little Giant,” one of the first experiences created with Sansar during the creator preview”.
Linden Lab have sent out even more invites to Second Life users in recent days according to various sources. Once you receive the Welcome to Sansar Creator Preview email, accept the invitation and then you are ready to get started with Sansar.
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
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.
Second Life Signups
As of 5th July 2017 there have been 50, 837, 795 signups for Second Life to date.
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
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_Peterotherwise 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.
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
thanks for your interest! Open creator beta will begin this summer & you can apply for preview access now at https://t.co/K3ABYsyU1f