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 As for your content, most of what you have that’s over 2 years old is obsolete anyway.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.