While there’s no hard timeline for Project Sansar’s release, it’s supposed to be generally available by the end of the year. Linden Lab initially suggested we could see a beta around the Oculus Rift release, but that hasn’t panned out so far, although the Rift is available in small enough quantities that it’s a moot point for most people. The platform is designed for the Rift, the HTC Vive, and traditional PCs, with mobile device support coming later.When it’s released, Project Sansar will be competing with a number of other social spaces and creation tools. AltSpace has already built a solid user base on the Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, and Second Life founder Philip Rosedale — who ended his tenure as Linden Lab CEO in 2008 — built his own VR platform called High Fidelity. But while VR has been hyped for years now, it’s still far from a mainstream technology, so there’s still plenty of room for development.