Second Life Is Getting A Second, Uh, Life
Development company Linden Lab revealed that it’s working on a successor for its online world, Second Life. It sent a statement to New World Notes, which mentions:
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.
Currently, the company is hiring to work on the project. It should be a sizable improvement towards its current online environment, which is more than a decade old by now.
Despite drawing from their strengths to make an all-encompassing world, the new project will not channel Second Life directly. In the statement, the following is mentioned:
We don’t want to constrain our development by setting backward compatibility with Second Life as an absolute requirement from the start.
Some parts could still be brought over, possibly, but current players should not expect too much from it. The idea is to start over fresh.
Second Life has been slightly controversial in its existence. This game seeks to mimic real life, letting its users create a community and participate in just about any activity in life, which also includes the ability to pay for things with real money.
Part of the game’s highly immersive nature was a source of inspiration for the film Gamer, which featured a gaming community with real people. It also featured one of the best dance numbers in film, as a side note.
While there is a new project coming after a decade, support for the original Second Life will stay unaltered.