Linden Lab’s social virtual reality (VR) platform Sansar launched in beta form last summer for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Only available through the studios own website, today marks the first time Sansar has been made available on a VR store, now downloadable via Viveport.
Sansar has recreated Aech’s Basement, a central location from Ernest Cline’s novel, which interprets the original ILM design for Ready Player One. This new space joins Aech’s Garage, already available to Sansar users. Visitors can test their 80s pop culture know-how as they peruse Aech’s collection and interact with Aech, voiced by actress and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe – creator of Showtime’s The Chi and star of Netflix’s Master of None.
“Viveport has always recognized the value of transformative virtual experiences, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them in sharing Sansar with the world and expanding its reach,” says Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab in a statement.
This launch adds to the growing library of Ready Player One content for HTC Vive on Viveport, alongside titles like Battle for the Oasis by Steel Wool Studios, Gauntlet from Directive Games and Rise of the Gunters from Drifter Entertainment.
“We’re excited to bring Sansar’s boundary-pushing VR content to Viveport, and we look forward to sharing unforgettable experiences inspired by ‘Ready Player One’ with our users,” adds Rahul Sandil, VP of Marketing at Viveport.
Sansar is a free to use virtual world created by the team behind Second Life. VR users can host events and live-stream, watch parties, explore and create new spaces, and connect with friends from around the world. They can also create thier own content which can be sold to other user via Linden Lab’s store. Available for download on PC, the beta title is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. For any further updates on Sansar and Viveport, keep reading VRFocus.