Linden Lab has made a lot of noise about its support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) with its popular social title, Second Life. The title integrated the device in May 2014 and later on in June confirmed that its eventual successor would also feature support. Now the title has even launched on Oculus VR’s own software portal, the Oculus VR Share Beta.
Second Life can currently be downloaded for free on both PC and Mac over on the platform. As the title’s description explains: “Second Life is the largest-ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users. Today, there’s more than a petabyte of user-created content and experiences to enjoy with the Oculus Rift – you can explore unique 3D environments, catch live music performances, visit recreations of real world locations, meet and chat with other people from around the world, check out exclusive art exhibitions, play immersive role-playing games, and much more.”
It’s currently not clear when Linden Lab might reveal the next iteration of Second Life, and just how heavily VR support will feature in the title. It’s hard to deny the potential for combining this platform, powered by user-generated content, with the added immersion and sense of presence enabled with an Oculus Rift. VRFocus will continue to follow the project going forward, reporting back with any further updates.