Microsoft buys AltspaceVR

Microsoft has agreed to buy virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, securing the future of a service that was due to close in August due “unforeseen financial difficulty”. Microsoft announced the deal alongside a number of other developments as it outlined its commitment to mixed reality at an event in San Francisco. Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow […]

AltspaceVR reverses shutdown

irtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, said it will “live on”, despite announcing its imminent closure late last month. In a blog post titled ‘AltspaceVR is back’, the company described recent weeks as a “rollercoaster ride” and said that it was able to continue due to “an outpouring of support”. “We’re now deep in discussions with […]

AltspaceVR shuts down citing ‘financial difficulty’

Virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, is due to close down on August 3, citing “unforeseen financial difficulty”. In a statement published on the company’s website, AltspaceVR said the turn of events was “surprising, disappointing, and frustrating”, and added that “we can’t afford to keep the virtual lights on anymore”. The venture-backed firm, which allows people […]