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Second Life News Just In – Where is SL Going ?

June 21, 2014 • Business, News, Second Life, Social Media

Breaking Second Life News

According to reports from the Third Party Viewer group, Linden Lab is working on a next generation virtual world and has reallocated most of Lab’s development resources to this project, with a smaller development team headed by Oz Linden working on Second Life.

What’s different is that this new world will be closed sourced and not backward compatible with content from SL. So where does that leave us all in Second Life?

Unconnected to this new platform for one thing but still inside a very busy virtual world – Second Life. As for your content, most of what you have that’s over 2 years old is obsolete anyway. So chuck it away instead of hoarding it on your inventory. Soon we will all be able to migrate to a new platform – whatever that will be.

Second Life is still a Secure Platform

As Oz is still maintaining the platform, it’s my guess that SL will still be around for quite a while. There’s no reason for immediate panic, especially as Linden Lab’s intention is to run the two platforms together for a while anyway. It all sounds like people are panicing before thinking here. Calm down, take a deep breath and realise that this won’t be happening tomorrow. In fact, it’s an announcement most people have thought was coming anyway.

Cater For Kids

Considering all the under 16s we’re getting in Second Life these days, it might be a good idea to focus this new product towards children. They seem keen for the virtual experience but are left without much expression now the teen grid is long gone.

Green Fun on the Teen Grid

Teen Grid

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One Response to Second Life News Just In – Where is SL Going ?

  1. Paul C says:

    I think the biggest problem with Second Life is SIMS are just too expensive which means that it is very difficult to make money in it and operate a successful business especially when other grids are offering sims at under a third of the price. I think if the new grid had an import facility that could import all your SL Stuff then that would be a different story but setting up something completely new means that all the investment in to SL that people have done over the years becomes completely useless.

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