Linden Lab will soon launch a light, game-like experience that’s separate from Second Life that will emphasize the SL values of creatitvity and alternate identities, but architected to run on the web and tablets.With so little to go on, let me speculate wildly starting with WTF?
- Hamlet Au, on his blog today.
So, in other words, this won't be Second Life. It sounds like a non-competitive version of Farmville or some other social network-heavy wannabe-successor. This doesn't sound like this is really for current customers (we are commodities to The Lab, mind you, not Residents) and it doesn't sound like implementation of the technologies to Our World in a capable Web browser as was tested late last year (Web). Rather than cultivate a new customer base or possibly mine the existing one by drawing them away from the current product, why can't The Lab give us a new, convenient way to keep doing what we clearly want to do?
Again, that is wild speculation. I could be completely wrong. But with The Lab's track record thus far ...