When AltspaceVR was shutting down, I felt a bit emotional about it. I’ve always loved MMOs, the communities they develop, and the people that play them, so when the social VR app, one of VR’s first big breakout pieces of software, was poised to end, it rocked me to my core.
I even edited together a video commemorating it and highlighting the final moments.
This week we learned about some ambitious new plans. First up is a brand new “Hangout space” in the game, dubbed Origins. Previously, the default hangout area was the Campfire, but the creators felt it was time for a new “sister” space as they call it. Both will coexist.
There will also be a new Community Leaders Program, so new AltspaceVR users can find experienced people easily to talk with and ask questions. All of the leaders will be wearing badges with a lightning bolt, so it’s always someone that you can trust.
Finally, there are two new game shows coming into the regular rotation: Tongue-Tied and Trivia:
Tongue-tied: Get the right word from your brain to your lips. Better be a quick thinker! Players compete to be the best at naming 6 items based on a category. The trick? You only have six seconds. Play now and see who is can think on their feet.
Trivia: Beat your friends to the answer in this fast paced trivia game between an audience of people. If you make it to the finals, you’ll face-off in a final game show on stage against the best of the best.
Do you still login to AltspaceVR? Let us know what you’ve been up to lately down in the comments below!