The VR community has been reeling ever since the news broke last week about the impending end of AltspaceVR, one of the very first online communities focused on virtual reality. Due to financial troubles, the company is shutting down the service at 7PM PT tonight, on August 3rd, 2017. As one last final goodbye for the fans the company has organized a “Farewell Party” that will last for the application’s final two hours from 5PM PT until 7PM PT tonight.
You can RSVP to the final event right here.
— AltspaceVR (@AltspaceVR) July 28, 2017
AltspaceVR’s closure marks one of the first shut downs we’ve seen of an online virtual space. It’s also been widely regarded for the past year or so as one of the best and most flexible ways to meet up and interact with people online in virtual reality.
If you’re interested in being around for the program’s final moments then make sure to log on this evening and see it off into the sunset.
What are some of your favorite moments from the past couple of years that AltspaceVR has been around? Did you use it mostly on GearVR and Daydream, or on the Rift, Vive, or something else? Let us know down in the comments below!