Second Life is coming to mobile, and a beta may drop in 2023
You may or may not remember Second Life, but whether or not you remember it, it seems you’ll get a second chance to see what it’s all about because it’s getting a mobile adaption, Ars Technica reports. The original Second Life game, which can still be played today, is for PC. It’s also been around for 20 years, which is what makes the mobile version somewhat of a surprising announcement. Especially if you weren’t even aware that game was still up and running.
Second Life developer Linden Lab recently shared a video that gives an overview of the mobile version. This is a preview though, and the game is still in active development. This ‘first look video’ though will give players an opportunity to see what Linden Lab has in store for fans.
The developers note that things are still very much a work in progress. So players won’t see much of a user interface or any functionality. But Linden Lab has made plenty of headway on what it considers the most important part of Second Life – the avatars and the environment.
Second Life on mobile should have a beta this year
In addition to the first look video, which you can view above, Linden Lab devs say that Second Life on mobile is likely to have a beta out later this year. At least that’s the plan.
The game is being built on Unity which will make it easy to develop for both Android and iOS. Both of which it’s planned to launch on when the game is ready. If you’re interested in this title, you may want to keep an eye out for the beta.
Linden Labs says that while development is going apace, it also wants to make the mobile version as much as like the PC version as possible. The game doesn’t have an official release date yet but don’t expect it to be launched anytime soon.