On 7th March Linden Lab released a brand new video of Sansar showing what can be done in the new world. The video includes some amazing visuals. rendered movements and a brief look at the user interface. The video runs for 1 minute and 56 seconds. The video has already been viewed more than 10, 000 times on YouTube since yesterday.
There is a glimpse of places to explore, the Sansar store (marketplace), the realistic avatars you can use and the tools available to create personal experiences. The graphics look really nice and I think it’s going to impress people who are used to Second Life graphics.
The narrator says that Sansar is revolutionary and it’s unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Sansar will take VR to the next level and Sansar will have live events, entertainment, education uses and much more.
Currently Sansar is in an invite-only creator preview phrase and its planned to go into the Open Beta phrase in Spring 2017.
The clear winner of this poll with 41.98% (34 votes in total) think that Sansar will open to the public in 2018. Many others still believe that Sansar will open in the second half of 2017(16 votes in total) and it looks to be going that way from what I have been hearing in recent weeks.
The lab are currently inviting more and more creators into Sansar now and this process I think will continue for many more months yet until the time is right to go public. Hopefully the wait will be well worth it when it does open to the world soon.
Final Poll Results (P1)
Final Poll Results (P2)
In mid January 2017 I created a poll on Twitter to see if there was any excitement for trying out Sansar when it opens to the public and here are the final poll results.
61% say YES they are excited
39% say NO they are not excited
Again thanks for voting and hopefully Sansar will launch very soon. 🙂