Scanned by: AlvisBover 5 years ago
Tech Crunch: "Linden Lab released the WindLight First Look Second Life client Wednesday, the first serious release of Second Life that incorporates the technology Linden Lab acquired when it took over Windward Mark Interactive in May.
We noted at the time of the acquisition that the technology would bring “better clouds and wind” to Second Life, but this was in retrospect an understatement."
-- For a long time now, many people have complained about the lack of graphical richness in Second Life. This is a huge upgrade that brings it closer to the quality of other popular MMOGs. And it's also really just baby-step #1. According to one source that I spoke with a little over a year ago, Linden Lab has a 5-year plan (we're in year #2) to bring SL to a place where "some really special things can happen." I got the sense that key to this vision is the gradual realization of better gfx that will translate to awesome real-time machinima that will translate to $$$ for users. This is def a move in that direction.