Microsoft kills AltspaceVR and with it a piece of VR history

The social VR platform AltspaceVR will go offline in March. It could be a victim of Microsoft's cost-cutting measures.

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Orchard63d ago (Edited 63d ago )

I certainly don’t celebrate the economy we’re in or people losing their jobs etc - but if the metaverse dies with this economy, all clouds have a silver lining indeed.

jznrpg62d ago

Convinced Orchard gets paid per comment from MS .

Orchard62d ago

I wish I got paid to comment on here by anyone - make it happen lol.

Also, surprised you're a fan of the metaverse... most aren't, especially gamers.

crazyCoconuts62d ago

Maybe try getting paid to stop? 😉
Re: metaverse, if it was like in Ready Player One, gamers would need fans. Rec Room isn't a horrible start I think

porkChop62d ago


How do you consider what Orchard said to be pro-MS? I'm genuinely curious because I don't see it.

Lore62d ago

It’s inevitable, no point in fighting it, same with NFT’s once someone implements them in a non-predatory manner. Bad actors are the ones who have done them thus far

CrimsonWing6962d ago

Conceptually the metaverse is a cool idea, but we’re not there technologically. When we get to The Oasis from Ready Player One, that would be amazing.

S2Killinit62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

“MS kills a piece of gaming history”

You could use the same headline for the acquisition of publisher.

I hope MS chokes on it.

ApocalypseShadow62d ago

Killed the vision cam, Kinect, Kinect 2, Xbox One X high fidelity VR, Windows PC VR headsets, Alt Space and failing with Hololens. Yet, they are supposedly, a leader in the field of Mixed Reality.

Nothing new. Just more failing. While their competitor is releasing high fidelity VR next month.

SirBruce62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

We, at home miss Kinect so much that we continue using it with a third party non oficial adapter for Xbox One X. It has been queen of the party for more than 15 years and it will be a tragedy when all our Kinect systems die. The good point of VR on PC (and Meta) is that we use them without suscriptions and games will work "forever", with a really atractive second hand market for PC VR headsets.

generic-user-name62d ago

Acquired in 2017 killed in 2023. Hope Bethesda lasts longer.