In today’s ‘Meet the Lindens’ interview with Danger Linden (Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds) and Troy Linden, (Senior Producer), Danger Linden revealed several important features of Linden Lab’s next generation virtual world in development, Project Sansar, including that every user with a basic account will have access to free virtual land.
Free starter land will be available to anyone who wishes to register a basic account with Project Sansar. Details were unclear as to how much virtual land Linden Lab would make freely available to every user, or what its use or restrictions would entail.
Second, Danger Linden also revealed that Linden Lab will offer a master account model for new registrations, where users can sign in to the new platform with their email address (as their username), and manage multiple accounts through one central account. He also confirmed that Linden Lab hoped to allow for the sharing of a wallet (i.e. currency account) and inventory between alternate accounts registered under the primary email address.
Third, Danger Linden said that users’ identity in Project Sansar will remain anonymous, but that privileges and rights in Project Sansar would positively correlate with the degree to which users supply Linden Lab with real-life identification data – on a secure and confidential basis.
Update June 26: A video recording of the interview is available here: