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Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its Social VR Platform AltspaceVR

January 20, 2023


AltspaceVR, a social virtual worlds platform acquired by Microsoft in 2017, will shut down on March 10. In a blog post on Friday, the AltspaceVR team said they’re shifting focus to “immersive experiences powered by Microsoft Mesh,” the tech giant’s cloud-based AR/VR platform.

“As we look to the future, we see the opportunity for VR expanding beyond consumer into business and now have an even greater goal: a more open, accessible, and secure version of immersive experiences in the metaverse,” reads the blog post. “With Mesh, we aspire to build a platform that offers the widest opportunity to all involved, including creators, partners and customers.”

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