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Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up Sansar

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Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up Sansar

The sport developer behind Second Life has deserted its grand efforts for a digital actuality follow-up to its early 2000s hit.

SF-based Linden Labs introduced right now that they’ve offered off belongings associated of Sansar to a small little-known firm known as Wookey Search Technologies, which is able to take over growth of the title. Linden Lab will proceed creating and sustaining Second Life and it appears like a few of its staff can be becoming a member of Wookey. The deal was reported by Protocol.

The sport studio had already introduced layoffs final month.

Though Second Life has remained within the limelight of common tradition, the studio claimed to nonetheless be hauling in substantial revenues from the sport in recent times. That stated, the failure of Sansar is a catastrophe for Linden Labs which has centered appreciable sources on the hassle because it first teased the platform again in 2014.

When the title was introduced, VR was on the peak of its hype following Facebook’s Oculus VR acquisition. Though Sansar launched in beta with help for each VR and desktop utilization, the sluggish adoption of VR actually didn’t assist the title’s reputation. The studio’s management has detailed in interviews that almost all of Sansar’s customers are desktop-based.

Given the evident turmoil on the studio, Sansar’s consumer base will doubtless be relieved to listen to that the studio did their finest to provide the title a tender touchdown, although it’s unclear what sources its new acquirer has entry to.

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