Here’s hoping for a truly Cross Platform social space in the coming months.
AltSpace has delivered some excellent experiences for those who’ve given the app a try. At one point it seemed like it could be the future of social experiences in VR, before announcing over the Summer that AltSpace would be shutting down. That shutdown was averted by Microsoft acquiring AltSpace, but that means a lot of different things. What you might be curious about is whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for ever seeing AltSpace for PlayStation VR.
We’ve got the breakdown for you here.
What is Altspace?
Altspace is a virtual social space for meeting, greeting and generally having a great time. You can create custom rooms to chat in or explore already created ones. AltspaceVR has hosted several pretty big events such as Reggie Watts live stand up, Bill Nye the Science Guy, they even have poetry and open mic nights for budding artists.
It’s available on almost every VR platform already including, Daydream, Gear VR, Vive, Rift, and soon to be available on all the Mixed Reality Headsets from Microsoft. They even have a 2D version in the web browser. The only big player that’s currently missing is PlayStation VR. Microsoft recently acquired Altspace at a Mixed Reality Event, giving the company a chance to expand its horizons under new management, and this is what is exciting for those of us who love PlayStation VR.
Why no PlayStation VR then?
To be honest we don’t know why they didn’t. My assumption is that making applications for a console is significantly more difficult than making one for other Platforms. While PlayStation VR is currently one f the most popular VR headsets around, that wasn’t the case when Altspace was getting up and running.
By the time PlayStation VR has become