NOTE FROM EDDI TO SECOND LIFERS -- PLEASE KEEP CALM! IT WILL BE AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND PROBABLY MORE THAN TWO, BEFORE YOU WILL NEED TO DO ANYTHING!
Official Linden Statement Tonight as released to Hamlet Au of New World Notes in response to unconfirmed reports that were surfacing throughout the day.
"Linden Lab is working on a next generation virtual world that will be in the spirit of Second Life, an open world where users have incredible power to create anything they can imagine and content creators are king. This is a significant focus for Linden Lab, and we are actively hiring to help with this ambitious effort. We believe that there is a massive opportunity ahead to carry on the spirit of Second Life while leveraging the significant technological advancements that have occurred since its creation, as well as our unparalleled experience as the provider of the most successful user-created virtual world ever.
"The next generation virtual world will go far beyond what is possible with Second Life, and we don't want to constrain our development by setting backward compatibility with Second Life as an absolute requirement from the start. That doesn’t mean you necessarily won’t be able to bring parts of your Second Life over, just that our priority in building the next generation platform is to create an incredible experience and enable stunningly high-quality creativity, rather than ensuring that everything could work seamlessly with everything created over Second Life’s 11 year history."
Note from Eddi - Oculus Rift announces 100,000 headsets sold. These two announcements made in tandem should not be seen as coincidental. Get ready for more big news.
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