First comes the press conference hype about VR, then comes press conference hype about VR within VR. Yes:
VR chat platform AltspaceVR today announced that it is opening support for the Samsung Gear VR, making it the first social chat experience on a mobile VR platform. But rather than gather reporters in person, AltspaceVR CEO Eric Romo presented to a room full of hovering robots representing journalists inside AltspaceVR itself.
As a social place for VR, Altspace is probably a close competitor to Project Sansar from Linden Lab. Which is somewhat ironic, because during the media hype over Second Life, tech companies would host "virtual press conferences" in SL all the time. (To little or no effect)
And to judge by TechCrunch's pics, the room doesn't look especially full -- more like under 10 reporters. But then again, that was pretty much the attendance of most SL-based press conferences.
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