Virtual reality coming to Second Life

Oculus RIFT

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Linden Lab intends to integrate the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset with Second Life, Wagner James Au reports on New World Notes.

“The Oculus could become Second Life’s killer app, but only if Linden Lab is willing to go all in,” said Au. “Sounds like they are doing just that, in an official capacity.

We’ll get to experience Second Life with the Oculus Rift sometime in 2014 or 2015, when (and if) the retail version of the Rift comes out, as scheduled, he said.

“But we’ll probably see early experiments with integration this year, from Linden Lab staff and third party developers who own Rift dev kits.

“And I’m even more convinced that Philip Rosedale’s new start-up is also working on another Oculus Rift-powered version of virtual reality, too. Given all that, we should be seeing a lot of virtual world/virtual reality innovations in the coming months.”

Does that mean YouTube celeb Grandma will don a wild outfit and hang out in Second Life? One can only hope. — Editor

via KurzweilAI http://www.kurzweilai.net/virtual-reality-coming-to-second-life

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