Project Sansar Brings VR to Second Life

Episode 247 · February 5th, 2018 · 28 mins 37 secs

About this Episode

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, Tara Hernandez, Senior Director of Engineering, and Lu Chen, Data Analyst at Linden Lab join host TC Currie to talk about Project Sansar, the next generation of Second Life currently in beta.

While Second Life was an immersive experience, Hernandez explained, it was not full immersive experience like one can have using true virtual reality (VR). Project Sansar is focused more on social VR, meaning you interact more with other people rather than complex content. Her favorite experience, just released to the public, is The Hollywood Experience that includes a collection of early Star Wars materials where you are allowed to pick up and interact with the items.

Find out what’s in the stack behind Sansar where the magic happens, how they plan on scaling the massive amounts of expected data once Sansar is out of beta, and how having a diverse team has made the product better.

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