Sansar VR World Opens Beta Public Access
Sansar, the VR successor of Second Life, which was created by Linden Lab, is now available for everyone to explore the open beta access and test it.
Sansar VR is Now in Public Beta
The public beta features hundreds of places to explore, and that includes theaters, museums, and even tropical temples. Some of these places are virtual scenery, but some others are competing with stories and games inside them. Access to the beta is completely free so you can try anything, whether you’re playing 2D on a PC, or in VR with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
Linden Lab has a unique business model that involves taking a small percentage of all marketplace purchases. Sansar allows anyone to design and upload all sorts of virtual objects and then sell it to other users. The recipient can then use it to speed-build their own experience, whether it’s a private home or a bombastic game for the public.
Everyone is allowed to create three personal lots or experience for free. The “Creator” subscription costs $9.99 per month and includes takes that to five and faster customer support over email. The “Super Creator” has 10 experiences, and even faster email responses and live chat. The “Professional” package provides 20 experiences, email, web chat and adds phone support to the package but it costs $99.99 per month.
In the virtual world of Sansar, you can create an avatar, speak to other people and pick up objects, just like any other social MMO out there. But Linden Lab clearly designed Sansar to be played with VR headsets and that’s what makes it special. Also, Sansar has a deep, but user-friendly level builder and the company expects everyone can craft their own experiences inside the platform.