AltspaceVR Moves out of Beta

Our team is all in on VR and the future of social VR. We’re hiring and growing as fast as we can to keep up with our ambition to build the best social VR product. Last night we announced that we’ll be launching on Oculus Quest in early August. We are using this launch to …

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AltspaceVR joins Microsoft

Friends, What a ride. We cried, we laughed, we overdosed on caffeine… but now we’re dancing in our headsets! For those of you that didn’t witness the drama of the last few months, we had to close down in July but thanks to the love you sent out to the internet, others took notice. A …

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AltspaceVR is back!

It has been a roller coaster of a ride for our team and our community since we announced that AltspaceVR was coming to an end. We are elated to follow up that dismal proclamation with some very good news: AltspaceVR is going to live on. You all made this happen by sharing memories, videos, tweets, …

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A Very Sad Goodbye

It is with a tremendously heavy heart that we let you all know that we are closing down AltspaceVR on August 3rd, 7PM PDT. The company has run into unforeseen financial difficulty and we can’t afford to keep the virtual lights on anymore. This is surprising, disappointing, and frustrating for every one of us who …

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Bill Nye in AltspaceVR

If you are a child of the 90s, chances are Bill Nye played a large part in your elementary school sciences classes. It was always a treat when you got the opportunity to learn about energy or gravity from everyone’s favorite ‘science guy’. So it came as no surprise when Bill Nye was about to …

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NBC News announces new science and technology series in VR

MACH, NBC News’ new digital vertical focused on innovation and technology, is bringing a new talk show to AltspaceVR this summer starting with special guest, Seth Shostak, renowned alien hunter and Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute. MACH’s coverage focuses on the future with stories about space, innovative technologies, scientific breakthroughs and more content that …

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AltspaceVR spotlights new full-body capture technology

Feeling present in VR relies on bringing the core characteristics of a person into a virtual space. Voice, head-movement, body movement, hands; these are all cues that we bring into virtual reality to make someone feel like they’re actually there. Our team at AltspaceVR is getting one step closer to true presence with the unveiling …

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