Virtual reality world 'Project Sansar' to open gates to content creators

"Project Sansar"

Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, today announced that applications have opened for an upcoming "Creator Preview" for "Project Sansar", the new platform for user-created social VR experiences.

Interested 3D content creators can now apply at ProjectSansar.com and accepted applicants will begin to receive invitations later this summer.

The platform, slated for general availability at the end of 2016, aims to democratize virtual reality as a creative medium and is made for use with virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

However, Linden Lab has revealed that there will also be a 2D mode to access Project Sansar with a regular PC, with the company planning to eventually extend access to mobile devices as well.

According to Linden Lab's CEO Ebbe Altberg "Project Sansar" would allow companies to build VR experiences without a lot of technical knowledge.

"Creating social VR experiences is too hard and expensive today, and that limits the value and growth of this incredible new medium," he said. Creating your own VR experience shouldn't require an engineering team, and Project Sansar will make that possible."