Nobody knows what’s really going on with Sansar. But Inara has the hottest rumours for us.
On Tuesday, February 11th, Ryan Schultz reported a claim that Linden Lab had shut down development of Sansar, their Social VR platform, and that there had been a large number of lay-offs (up to 40 of the remaining staff of approximately 60-75 people).
Unsurprisingly, the news gave rise to a lot of speculation on the platform’s status and future. I have a request for information in with the Lab, but due to time differences, I’ve yet to receive a reply (the major reason I had thus far held off on writing about the matter – assuming I do get a reply. But in the interim, here is what has been stated:
- The Lab is rumoured to have shut down Sansar development.
- Some 40 staff are rumoured to have been laid off.
- Some staff are rumoured to have been transferred back to Second Life.
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